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Remote access with DHCP?

By kennyl ·
Hi, I have a friend that wants to connect to work from home. He has Win98, DSL and the Linksys DSL Router with 4 port switch at both locations. The routers connect to the ISP with DHCP and they are DHCP servers on their respective nets. The addresses used are 192.168.x.x on each internal net. Primarily he wants to print to his Tektronix printer at work from home and secondarily to have file access. Can this be done with his current setup? If not, what is necessary to do this? By the way this will not compromise the company's net because his personal net at work is not connected to it. So being overly cautious about security isn't as important.

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by mcessna In reply to Remote access with DHCP?

Since you say that the routers connect to the ISP using DHCP I'm going to assume that they do not have static IP addresses. Since you don't have a static IP address you cannot do it. If you have a static IP address at the office end you can do this by installing the Microsoft VPN adapter in Win9x and setting up the VPN connection. Don't worry this is much simpler than it sounds but you need a static IP address to enter into the VPN connection. Also set up PPTP on the server at the office location and you will be fine.

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by kennyl In reply to Remote access with DHCP?
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by Inspectorclave In reply to Remote access with DHCP?

You have two options. You can either implement a VPN (virtual private network) or RAS (remote access service). With RAS, you install the RAS service on the NT server at the office and remote users can access the network via dial-up access. With DSL, however, this presents a problem. The alternative is VPN. VPN creates a virtual "pipe" between the main network (work) and the remote user. With VPN, the remote user is placed on the main subnet (work) and is shown as though he/she is in the same office. The remote location is transparent to all users, including the remote. You need to implement (as in #1) PPTP (point to point tunneling protocol) on the server and install the DUN (dial up networking) VPN adapter in the Win98 machine. You will NOT need a static IP address to connect to the network over VPN if you main network (work) is running DHCP.

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by kennyl In reply to Remote access with DHCP?
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by ec364 In reply to Remote access with DHCP?

Unfortunately, with your friend's current setup, it's not possible. (1) With DSL on both ends, he's using DSL modems that automatically obtain IP addresses dynamically from his ISP. (2) LinkSys DSL/Router/Hub, aside from having a built-in firewall, is also a DHCP server. His PCs on both ends are obtaining dynamic IP addresses, not from the ISP but from the Linksys DSL/Router. Linksys is connected to the DSL Modem through PPPoE protocol. Both ends will not see each other even if you install VPN.

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