Launching NetExtender Directly from Your Computer

After the first access and installation of NetExtender, you can launch NetExtender directly from your computer without first navigating to the SSL VPN portal. To launch NetExtender, complete the following procedure:

  • Step 1
    Navigate to your start menu
  • Step 2
    Select the Dell SonicWALL NetExtender folder, and then click on SonicWALL NetExtender. The NetExtender login window is displayed.
  • Step 3
    The IP address of the last SSL VPN server you connected to is displayed in the SSL VPN Server field. To display a list of recent SSL VPN servers you have connected to, click on the arrow.
  • Step 4
    Enter your username and password.
  • Step 5
    The last domain you connected to is displayed in the Domain field.

The NetExtender client will report an error message if the provided domain is invalid when you attempt to connect. Please keep in mind that domain names are case-sensitive.

  • Step 6
    The drop-down menu at the bottom of the window provides three options for remembering your username and password:

Save user name & password if server allows

Save user name only if server allows

Always ask for user name & password

Having NetExtender save your user name and password can be a security risk and should not be enabled if there is a chance that other people could use your computer to access sensitive information on the network.

Disconnecting NetExtender

To disconnect NetExtender, perform the following steps:

  • Step 1
    Right click on the NetExtender icon in the system tray to display the NetExtender icon menu and click Disconnect.
  • Step 2
    Wait several seconds. The NetExtender session disconnects.

You can also disconnect by double clicking on the NetExtender icon to open the NetExtender window and then clicking the Disconnect button.

When NetExtender becomes disconnected, the NetExtender window displays and gives you the option to either Reconnect or Close NetExtender.