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By cdo ·
I have a windows network with a nt4 server and a cisco 1417 dsl router and want to know how to configure a vpn connection for a win 2000 client. lots of points for anyone who can provide a detailed config.

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by Stillatit In reply to Remote access vpn configu ...

Warning -- do this off-hours. It will take many reboots of the server before it is complete.

On your NT box you need to install Routing and Remote Access service and the Point To Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP). (Both from the network control panel.) When you install PPTP it will ask you for a number of virtual private networks. This is the number of VPN connections you will have. NOTE -- each takes up memory, so be careful -- don't add a bunch "just in case" .

You have to reboot after you do this.

After you install this stuff you must reinstall the latest service pack and reboot.

After you have everything installed, configure RRAS properties for incoming connections. (Network control, Services, Routing and Remote Access, Properties. For each of your VPN devices, select configure, and check all three boxes, and click OK. Then click the Network button and select the dial-out protocols, and the server settings. In Server settings you must specify the protocols you want to allow, the authentication level you want to allow, and whether you want data encryption. Under the Configure buttons for the protocols you have to specify whether a dial-in client will get the entire network or just the server, and for TCP/IP how theywill get their IP addresses. Make VERY sure that addresses you specify here do not conflict with other addresses on your network!

Any users who will be coming in via VPN should have "allow dial-in" checked in their user account records (User Manager for Domains).

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On the client side, go to Dial-up networking and create a new connection. Select Microsoft VPN as the "modem". Enter the IP address of the server as the destination. After the wizard completes, go back and edit the properties of the connection so that the protocols, password authentication and data encryption exactly matches what you did on the server.

WARNING -- if you use data encryption, you must have the same level (40 vs 128 bit) on both sides. If your W2K box is at 128 bit (and it probably is if you are in the U.S.), you need to use the 128-bit version of the service pack.

In order to connect to the server, the client must have TCP/IP connectivity to the server (must be able to ping it). If there is a firewall in the way, it must allow the PPTP ports to and from the server.

To connect, on the client, double-click the dial-up connection, and give it a valid user name and password, and click OK.

Good luck.

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by estebandelatorre In reply to Remote access vpn configu ...

You need to install Routing and Remote Access service and the Point To Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP).
Both from the network control panel should be instalked as ususal.
When you install PPTP it will ask you for a number of VPN's. This is the number of VPN connections you will have. (the minimun possible!!!)

Configure your client: Just need to spacify the remote ip address of the other vpn side!
Start the client, eg using internet, start the browser, connect to internet using any local internet provider, once connected, check that you can surf internet without any problems, then launch the VPN client, it will autoconnect to the ip's you configured, then you will be prompted for a user+password.
Once you launch the vpn client, you will loose your internet browsing capabilities, in orther to bring they back, simply stop the vpn client (logoff)

Hope it helps.

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Need more help? just ask for it!

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