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Can I set a VPN with only 1 Win NT4.0?

By cesarcastro ·
Can I set a VPN with only 1 Win NT4.0 LAN at one site, and a workgroup network at the other site, connected both sites to propper routers throughout the internet?
If so, how can be the server and the other site PC's (Win 95/9 stations be configured?
Do I have to buy some other software?

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Can I set a VPN with only 1 Win NT4.0?

by Stillatit In reply to Can I set a VPN with only ...

You need RRAS on the server, so you cannot go server-to-server, however you CAN have each PC at the workgroup end set up its own vpn to the server. Each PC needs a valid IP address (no NAT). The only downside is that the user vpn's tend to time out if there is no activity.

On the NT server, make sure you have sufficient vpn ports, and that the account for each user who will use a vpn is enabled for dial-in access.

You should also plan for the IP addresses you will be giving them on the NT side. If the NT box is not the default gateway on that LAN, you may need a static route in the default gateway router pointing at the vpn for the subnet it is giving out.

Good luck.

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Can I set a VPN with only 1 Win NT4.0?

by Stillatit In reply to Can I set a VPN with only ...

Additional detail:
On the server side:
Set up Routing and Ras (RRAS). The manuals are on-line at www.microsoft.com/technet and you find them by searching for "RRAS"

During the setup, you will be asked how many vpn connections you want to have. You need to pick a number high enough to cover your users, but not too high, since each one takes system resources. In the setup you also decide what happens when a vpn client comes in -- you can insist that he take an IP number you give him, or you can let him choose his own. You also specify the range of numbers you give out. Typically you pick a range in a 192.168.x.0 net. Your main router needs a static route which directs traffic for this net to your NT server running RRAS.

On the user side (Win 95 or Win 98 SE) you must down the latest upgrades to Dial-up networking from the Microsoft site. Install the appropriate upgrade on each station. After installation, set up a dial-up networking connection which selects "Microsoft vpn" (yourname may vary) as the modem, and enter the IP address of the vpn server. Walk through the panels of the DUN setup and pick your options. Note -- your clients and server need to be using the same security (encryption) and login settings.

When a client launches the new DUN connection, a connection is made to the server IP address over the existing internet connection, the user is authenticated, and an encrypted vpn is established.

Hope this helps.

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