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Help setting up VPN network

By buchel ·
Can anyone please advise. I am trying to set up a network accessable over the internet. From different locations (home, office, etc.) I would like to be able to log onto an microsoft access database. This would be using broadband internet connections. I have a beginners understanding of networks so please advise if this is the best way to go for an inexpensive solution.

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to Help setting up VPN netwo ...

www.microsoft.com/vpn.

could be a bit tough to setup and you would need a licence for the w2k server.

Leopold

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by pittman_jeff In reply to Help setting up VPN netwo ...

If the PC you want to connect to is running WinXP Pro you could just remote desktop into it. This saves you the $$$ for buying a license for Win2K Server or MS Office on the client computers. I think XP Pro is only $70 more than just the Home version and well worth it just for this feature alone.

The client is auto installed on Win XP home or you can download / install off the install cd for Win98 - Win2K clients

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by dplewis In reply to Help setting up VPN netwo ...

One of the main reasons for the VPN (IPSec) approach is that data is encrypted as it transits the Internet, so - how important is it that your data remains "invisible" to the outside world? As far as I know remote control mechanisms would be "in the clear".

Good luck

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by dwdino In reply to Help setting up VPN netwo ...

Missing alot of infrastructure information.

VPN Host/Client
Rouers/Gateways
Money willing to spend
etc.

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by support In reply to Help setting up VPN netwo ...

You could purchase 2 FVS318 VPN Routers from Netgear. They are inexpensive and would allow for 8 VPN tunnels. All the configuration is done in the Router so once its setup you need not worry about it. I use these between remote sites and have good success.

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