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# Thursday, 01 May 2008
SonicWall Global VPN Client, Acquiring IP...
Trying to get SonicWall Global VPN Client working on vista, i kept getting stuck at "Acquring IP".  Adding the program to the windows firewall made no difference, nor did opening port 443 as has been suggested by others.  What did work was disabling IPv6 on the virtual adapter. 
Start->Control Panel->Network and Internet->Network and Sharing Center->Mange network connections page. Select SonicWALL Virtual Adapter and right click on properties.  Untick IPv6 and you should be good to go.  i didn't have to configure my router or anything to get this to work.

Update Sept 2008

Install the latest client from Sonicwall and this problem goes away, the virtual network adapter is automatically disabled when not in use.

Thursday, 01 May 2008 16:09:52 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [5]  General

Wednesday, 04 March 2009 07:31:24 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
I am totally blown away, while googling "sonicwall aquiring IP" I stumble onto a Tim Mackey website. Email me and we can catch up. Krista
Monday, 29 March 2010 16:13:54 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Like Krista, I think I've stumbled upon this with some humour. I was searching for prices for Sonicwall VPN tunnels and here I am thinking that this is the same Tim that I went to UL with. Is it? :)
Wednesday, 16 June 2010 19:05:10 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
A bit different issue, I was getting an error saying the client requires use of the sonicwall virtual adapter,
and when i would re-enable it it would say connection failed and go back to disabled. I rolled back the driver
(even though there wasn't a previous installation) and it cleared up the issue. Hope this helps someone else.
Monday, 28 June 2010 08:12:13 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Fixed me up even though I am on the latest version. Many thanks.
Monday, 04 April 2011 23:56:27 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
i'm stuck on aquiring IP, I'm trying to connect using a 3g card and the sonicwall GVC thought it was a dial up connection. i got around that by setting the peer to use LAN only, now i'm stuck getting past the last stage and I can't manually set an IP :(
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