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By moparam ·
I have two locations that need to be set up using a vpn so that the connection is seemless to the end users. The main location houses an application server that the the pcs in that office run off of and the branch office pcs will have to be able to work off of this server. I was thinking that a router to router setup(possibly using a pair of Linksys RV082 vpn routers would work but this will be my first attempt at something like this. I prefer to set it up so that I do not have to use client software to the pcs at the branch office (10-20 pcs.) Also the main location currently has dsl with a dynamic ip address which I assume would be best to have changed to a static ip address through my isp to be able to set this up. The branch office will have dsl also for this setup.

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You're off to a good start

by Fregeus In reply to looking for VPN setup rec ...

The best idea is definitely to go with a router to router VPN connection. I question your use of Linksys though. See if you can afford a series 800 Cisco router instead. I would go with Cisco routers for business needs, but that's just me.

Also, most DSL lines do not have the same capacity upload than download. Make sure that your connection won't get congested with the amount of traffic that will upload from your main office to your remote office.

Finally, you definitely should go with static IPs at both location if you want to have easier configurations and less troubleshooting hassles.

Good luck


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Or You Could

by slatz In reply to You're off to a good star ...

You could have dyndns.org host the ip addy for you, thus avoiding static IP's. If you can't grab the cisco 800 routers try netgear, they have a couple models available.

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