VPN server

By wesley.chin ·
What needs to be done to get one up and going?

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Could you be a bit more specific?

by robo_dev In reply to VPN server

Are you considering a Nortel VPN using RSA SecurID authentication inside a SAZ, a Nokia CrytoCluster point-to-point VPN, or are you talking about plugging in a Netgear router on your DSL at home?

A VPN server is basically a router, so step one is to configure the interfaces so they can communicate.

Step two is to configure the authentication settings/sources.

Step three is to configure the client or end-point device.

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by wesley.chin In reply to Could you be a bit more s ...

This year, the workplace got a T1 line. Prior to that, DSL was used, along with a Linksys router. There are several computers here, connected to each other so file sharing and Internet is shared. There are cables that run from each computer to a hub box.

Not quite sure on which of the ones you mentioned would do. There is one person who is in another state, in a telecommuting situation. It is something new.

She wants to access the information that is on each computer in this office. The T1 line and email is being hosted by a third party.

There is no domain. Passwords are not preferred here.

Given that, which one of the options mentioned would be best?

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Well then...

by bart777 In reply to Well

You might want to get a couple of inexpensive firewalls like your linksys that support VPN tunnels. (Your's may already do this.) One for the office and one for the remote users location.
Then configure them to connect to each other. once they are connected the user should be able to access the other side of the network and get to those files.

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by wesley.chin In reply to Well then...

Is the linksys router the firewall? And how can I tell if the router is the right one? It was purchased a couple of years ago.

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by CG IT In reply to ?

look it up on linksys's site.

Virtually all linksys routers [and virtually all consumer level routers] support VPN passthrough of their firewalls.

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Matching devices.

by bart777 In reply to ?

The easiest way is to get 2 of the same model.

Like CG was saying, you may be able to determine if the current device is capable of doing VPN. If it was manufactured before Cisco bought them out then it will not support it. If it's newer it might but might require a firmware upgrade.

If it doesn't support it get yourself 2 new ones and configure them in your office that way all you need to do is send the other device to the remote user with simple instructions on how to plug it in and the device will do the rest.

Best of luck.

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by wesley.chin In reply to Matching devices.

I remembered incorrectly. The router is Zoom, not Netgear. There is another one, Siemann, but I am not sure if it is a router.

Also, when did Cisco buy Netgear?

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When in doubt...

by bart777 In reply to VPN server

Replace. :)

If you can I would get the newer devices. There are a ton of them available these days from Linksys, Netgear, Dlink, etc.....

Find a model that does VPN and set them up.

Here is a link for you.

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