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Archive for the ‘VPN’ Category

Stop FortiClient from auto-starting (as it uses a truckload of Windows resources, often including 2 gigabyte of memory for their logger)

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/04/16

I see lot’s of negative reactions on FortiClient, as it is very closed source, many intermittent issues, and is a product that tries to be a jack of all trades (over a couple of versions, in addition of being a proprietary VPN client, they started doing vulnerability scanning, interfering with anti-virus products, they blocked saving of passwords and allowing password managers to paste them, and I could go on).

Sometimes you have to use it in order to access a FortiGate based VPN server, so the best is to defer starting it until as late as possible.

Here are some links to get that configured correctly:

–jeroen

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How to remember password in FortiClient VPN? – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/04/12

In [WayBack] How to remember password in FortiClient VPN? – Stack Overflow, the consensus seems to be “it varies, and usually is unreliable”.

Time to write a tool that snifs the Windows GUI and auto-enters the credentials.

That would be much like the Linux expect solution: [WayBack] Continuous run Forticlient VPN using expect. Automatically restart VPN if get disconnected or session closed. · GitHub

Via: [WayBack] Forticlient 5.6 – Save Credentials | Fortinet Technical Discussion Forums

–jeroen

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GL-AR300M – GL.iNet: nice small device allowing NAT over WAN, WiFi, 3G/4G modem, or OpenVPN

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/08/28

Still glad I got a few of [WayBack] GL-AR300M – GL.iNet: it makes travel life so much easier when you cannot use tethering.

I got the model GL-AR300M with external antennas (the GL-AR300M only has internal ones with a much shorter range).

Powered over USB, it runs OpenWRT and can NAT a local network towards an external network on the WAN, WiFi or (via USB) 3G/4G modem.

Despite doing only 2.4Ghz, it was a life saver in many occasions (there is a 5Ghz model, but it has over heating issues).

It can even run as an OpenVPN client, but given the hardware it is limited to about 10 Mhz (and gets quite warm).

Over USB, you can access web-cams, hard-disk, and more.

The internal LAN is a life saver when for instance you hook it to a stack of Raspberry Pi devices.

Docs at [WayBack] GL-AR300M – GLI Docs

I’m not the only one happy with it:

Below are some videos with config tips and reviews.

–jeroen

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Posted in Development, Ethernet, Hardware Development, LifeHacker, Network-and-equipment, Power User, Raspberry Pi, VPN, WiFi | Leave a Comment »

On my research list: finding out how to prevent FortiClient to route all traffic over VPN

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/08/10

Links that will likely help me:

–jeroen

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Posted in Internet, Network-and-equipment, Power User, Routers, VPN | Leave a Comment »

Forticlient “the user might login in another computer”, never found the cause

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/11/25

Could only find one reference using “the user might login in another computer” – Google Search, who also could not find out why this error happened:

When trying to log in on FortiClient, I get an error message that says, “the user might login in another computer” I assume that could mean that I’m logged in on another machine elsewhere? I could not find any information confirming that.

[WayBack] Error Message | Fortinet Technical Discussion Forums

So I reached out to Fortinet, the makers of Forticlient:

[WayBackJeroen Pluimers on Twitter: “@Fortinet what could cause this? Searching for the message “The user might login in another computer” did not get me any further: https://t.co/Bl4KoWJ7IB FortiClient 6.6.1.723 on MacOS High Sierra.…”

 

 

–jeroen

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