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    Is anyone out there using Mergic to do remote sync with Outlook? My IT guys say NO to POP3 & IMAP. They say they would prefer me to VPN in...

    Installed Mergic, and have not been able to connect yet through VPN. My VPN guys tells me I need to change the GPRS profile on my Treo 600. How the &^%$ do I do THAT??????

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    Mergic website has directions for using their software to do a remote hotsync that work very well. Follow the directions carefully. Make sure the VPN is functioning (use the Mergic ping to test -- free download)

    It isn't very fast. In fact it's quite slow. If you disable database backup while you are on the road it is much smoother.
    Adam West
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    tDot,

    Here is your key -

    >>My VPN guys tells me I need to change the GPRS profile on my Treo 600

    Since you say GPRS I am assuming you are on Cingular, if that is not the case, the following may not be valid, but hopefully will help others as well.

    I have been fighting the good fight over the last 3 days trying to get a secure solution for a client that travels internationally, so we picked up a Cingular Treo 600 and tried the Mergic VPN, that works like a champ on my Sprint Treo 300. (If this user did not require service outside of the US we would go with Spring all the way.) It turns out that, due to the Cingular GPRS infrastructure, you can not use a VPN on the Cingular network without jumping through extra hoops, and then you really can only use IPSEC because of their NAT configuration.

    BTW, it took dealing with a Corporate data sales specialist in two different cities to come to this final conclusion.
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    So how did you do it? I called and the person I spoke to didn't even understand what GPRS was

    Thanks in advance.
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    I never did get a secure version email working on Cingular. Their Xpress Mail Personal Edition is due out "1st quarter". They have no way of supporting a PPTP VPN (i.e. Mergic). They only VPN they will support is IPSEC based. My guess is that it might take several calls to get the GRPS settings right on their end. AND it takes some configuration on the VPN host end. My contact in Atlanta send me an "organge" paper on how to do this. If you are intersted post again and I will email it to you. It is specific to connecting to a Cisco VPN concentrator, but you might be able to glean enough out of it to get another type of connection working.
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    Has anyone tried the VPN on AT&T's network?
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    Has anyone tried the VPN on AT&T's network?
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    I realize this is long after the fact, but just in case anyone runs into the problems mentioned above and is reading through these posts for answers as I was. (I found my answer, by the way) Mergic will not work with Cingular! (At least not as of 7/14/04) I purchase a Treo 600 from Cingular on Friday and attempted for 2 days to connect the Mergic VPN through my Watchguard Firebox 600 all to no avail. After reading several posts I realized several other users had the same problems. It has to do with Cingulars NAT translation and not allowing GRE packets through. I just took it back to Cingular, walked half way down the mall to ATT and picked up another Treo 600 and had the VPN connected within 10 minutes of returning to the office. I attempted to speak with Cingular before returning the Treo and going with ATT, but they had a 5 day call back time...couldn't wait! Hope that info is helpful.
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    bb76,

    Before you get too excited, please remember that Cingular is buying AT&T Wireless and will be pulling them under the Cingular umbrella at some point. What this means to me is that you will be happily VPN'ing away for a few months, then all of a sudden it will stop working and when you sit in the call queue for 5 days and talk with 8 different people until you get to the one person that knows what a VPN is you will find out your data service has been changed to the same type of structure as, or has been moved into the Cingular infrastructure.

    None of this means don't use AT&T and your current Mergic configuration, but what it does mean is BUYER BEWARE of AT&T services.
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    T-Mobile has a specific GPRS service (with its own APN) called T-Mobile VPN. The difference between that and their regular T-Mobile internet is that it gives you a real IP address (not NAT) and that all ports are usable. They specifically state that it is for those who want to connect to a VPN. It costs the same as T-Mobile Internet, which is $19.99/mo with a voice plan.

    I've been using T-Mobile VPN for a couple of years now, although I never used VPN software. I just wanted my own real IP address for the heck of it
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    Anyone doing VPN, are you VPN'ing with a secure token (the little thing with numbers that rotate). I was quite puzzeled that there are not VPM clients that support tokens for the Mac, dunno if Mergic works with tokens.

    Rippey
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    Quote Originally Posted by McTreo
    Has anyone tried the VPN on AT&T's network?
    Mergic VPN (PPTP) does indeed work on AT&T. AT&T does not use NAT the way Cingular does. I verified this when I had both Cingular and AT&T services simultaneously. It worked on AT&T and not on Cingular.

    Cingular w/ PPTP VPN = No workie
    Cinguler w/ IPSec over NAT = OK
    The catch is that there are no IPSec clients that currently support Treo 600.
    SafeNet no longer sells SoftRemotePDA
    Certicom's movianVPN does not work with Treo 600 yet. Support says it MAY have Treo 600 support some time in August, but he said that was "a rumor." I really hope the do because I could really use it!

    AT&T's GPRS is pretty good, I only switched because I could save $40/month on unlimited data with Cingular. AT&T's plan is $50/month for unlimited PDA data/
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrrippey
    Anyone doing VPN, are you VPN'ing with a secure token (the little thing with numbers that rotate). I was quite puzzeled that there are not VPM clients that support tokens for the Mac, dunno if Mergic works with tokens.

    Rippey
    I'd be curious to know if there's a vpn app that works with a token. My company uses Checkpoint secure/remote with token
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    Just FYI: I use mergic to remote hotsync over sprint frequently with out corpoate VPN system (cisco). It's S-L-O-W but it does work reliably. I also use Mergic to VPN through the filewall to accecc out e-mail server. This is a good option (when it works) instead of opening up wide holes in the firewall.
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    You guys say that Mergic works on ATT and not Cingular. Does Mergic VPN work with SprintPCS?
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    see previous post; yes. i use it on sprint every day.
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    I am guessing that I cannot VPN via T-Zones and need to get the unlimited Internet planto VPN. Also, no one has VPN'ed with Checkpoint?

    Rippey

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