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Connecting users from regonal offices

By bal2001 ·
Hello everyone,
Well the question is that in our WAN we have some remote offices, for example, Calgary which connects to Toronto site via routers and they have assigned static IPs. However, sometimes we have our local users traveling to those offices and need to connect to the network, but there is no DHCP server available in the remote offices. What would be the best way to get them connected while they are there other than using dial-up?

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by germain In reply to Connecting users from reg ...

If the remote sites are connected via a private WAN, then the best way is to use DHCP, or have the user change their static IP settings to match the network they are plugged into. Some routers (such as Cisco) can act as DHCP servers.

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by jschein In reply to Connecting users from reg ...

Don't have that many employees that need to do this and on a tight budget:

www.ipswitcher.com

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by CG IT In reply to Connecting users from reg ...

well if you have users traveling to your remote offices and they walk in to those offices and want to log on there with their laptops, heck just create another profile/connection they can use while there. Now, if your guys are travelling around and want to remote access those remote offices and the remote offices dont have a DHCP server to provide an IP address to remote access clients, configure RRAS to use client specified. Remote access clients don't have to obtain an IP address from RRAS to connect remotely via VPN. Again its a matter of creating another connection in network connection that users use.

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by dplewis In reply to Connecting users from reg ...

Why not enable UDP helper (BOOTP relay) on the WAN routers? This picks up client DHCP requests and forwards them to a nominated DHCP server (or servers); these can be anywhere on the WAN, so long as the IP routing's there. By appending the correct subnet information (and, of course, assuming you've set up the right scopes on your DHCP server) this feature ensures a valid address is assigned for the network in question.

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