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PPTP through cable modem or T1

By larry_wrinn ·
I have an NT 4.0 Server SP5 running RAS and can access it through a dialup modem using PPTP with no problems other than being painfully slow. I would like to do the same thing using either a digital cable modem from home or using a T1 connection from a remote office. I'm not sure how to set up the RAS client to use the local LAN to access the Internet and then connect to the remote host using PPTP. Any help would be appreciated.

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by NetTek In reply to PPTP through cable modem ...

It appears you would like to set up a VPN, and NT 4 does have this capability. Since there isn't much space here to explain it, I can direct you to a great web site.

Go to www.win2000mag.com, and search using the keywords, "VPN, PPTP, and RAS". You will find numerous articles on how to set it up.

Good luck.

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by curlergirl In reply to PPTP through cable modem ...

It depends somewhat on what client you're using - NT, 2K, 9x or Me. However, basically what you do is set up your connection to the Internet, and then set up a separate dial-up connection that uses PPTP and specify the IP address of your RAS serveras the server you are "dialling". For older Win9x clients, you need to be sure you have installed Dial-Up Networking v.1.3 or later. This will install the "Microsoft VPN Adapter", which is the adapter you use to create the second (VPN) dial-up connection. On WinNT clients you have to install PPTP and then set up the VPN connection. On Win2K it's real easy - just go to Network properties, add a connection and select the VPN option. Hope this helps!

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by larry_wrinn In reply to PPTP through cable modem ...

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by larry_wrinn In reply to PPTP through cable modem ...

The Win98 DUN client that I would like to use would access the RAS Server going directly over my LAN to the Internet through my ISP. I am beginning this is not possible unless I have established a static IP for my connection to the Internet. Since DUN does that for me automatically I think that is why dialing a connection works fine. Any thoughts? Is therre some other client better suited for this purpose?

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by curlergirl In reply to PPTP through cable modem ...

You don't need a static IP on the client. However, your RAS server needs to have a full-time connection to the Internet with a static IP. I thought this was a given. Otherwise, if you have a dial-up connection on the server end, then each time youwanted to connect, you would have to go to the RAS server, make sure it's connected to the Internet and find out what it's IP address of the moment was, and then go back to your client and connect to that IP address - doesn't make any sense, does it? Hope this helps!

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by larry_wrinn In reply to PPTP through cable modem ...

MY RAS Server does have a static IP address. My problem is that I cannot determine how to access it directly without using my modem. I have a direct connection to the Internet through my LAN but I'm not sure how to configure or what client I should be using to access the connection.

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