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    by praful_varsani ·

    Hi, i have two offices with two MS Windows 2003 servers just being built recently.I have a dsl router at each office and i would like to connect myself via VPN from one office to another and vica-versa. I am aware of my ISP supplying single ip address and i need to have two NIC’s cards in my servers at both offices. I also want to conenct to my office from my house.
    All the routers at three locations are ADSL/WIFI Routers.
    1.How do i go about setting up the VPN.
    2. Do i need static IP in all my routers
    3. Do i need 2 NIC cards in my servers.
    4. I would like to use Terminal Serivices between two offices and my home computer so i have licences for these but i need a step by step how do i go about doing this, please help dudes, anything as i am a novice when comming to setup DSL/VPN????THANKS

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    • #3045786


      by djameson ·


      I would go Hardware based VPN, it makes it simpler. I typically use a Netopia R910 they are inexpensive,reasonably secure and are easy to deploy, then you don’t need two nic or to expose your windows boxes to the real world. You will need static addresses on both sides, unless your ISP supports DDNS (which most don’t for security reasons)

      • #3043472


        by praful_varsani ·

        In reply to HW

        what are the benefits of going for a Hardware VPN?
        I have already requested for static ip addresses for my isp for two sites,but what is DDNS?
        Do i have top open up any ports on my dsl routers?
        How do i tell site a to point to site b (router a to router b) Is this all done by routing and remote access setup???

    • #3045765

      TWO OFFICES with VPN connection

      by wsmario ·


      you can do it also with symantec secure client & configuring the local fire wall in your system for sach connection,the Vpn Connection program you can download it from .html – for the client,and in the FW configure
      the VPN connection,configure the sorce and destination and the static IP addresses between the 2 Offices and the members of the personal how might participate the connection and their rights
      this is for the head lines,as you made your vpn connection you have for home connection as well installing at your home computer the same secure client and configuring the FW a new group – home connecting there you will config the members witch will connect from home after you establish your connection in the desktop you have buildin
      remote desktop connection that will access you to your system you may add some more secure elements like policy there in the secure client you will be equeinted with “usersc” figure there you may configure policy on what and other rights you may ar may not give users

      • #3043471


        by praful_varsani ·

        In reply to TWO OFFICES with VPN connection

        Hi, that link does not work. Do i really need a vpn software afterall.The firewall is a builtin the router so all depends if the router allows me to do this.i do not have a firewall machine. And where do i ,configure the sorce and destination and the static IP addresses between the 2 Offices

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          from mario VPN 2 Offices

          by wsmario ·

          In reply to Reply To: VPN SETUP BETWEEN TWO OFFICES

          well right if you use a router the new router machines they allready have FW build in and
          on the configuration of the IP’s well there is a posibility to get in the routers by a telnet program,configuring each router with its IP address like one of calss B than the routers will be equeinted.. the configure of each router is not so heavy if you have routers from sisco its more or less not dificalt i do not remember exactly the moves wile you are inside the router there you describe one router (sorce- company name xxx_main with its ip yyy and on the second router destination the same company name xxx_second with its oun ip yyy) a telnet program shuld get you inside the machine and there you’l be able to managing it from the inside . try to get contact with a local network technition on the configuring the 2 routers evry thing alse from there will be easy the main thing is to make the connection between the 2 routers by telnet and especialy config the calss B IP address (192.10….) 1m combination free to fill.
          About the vpn,well the vpn is a protocol like a language that the routers can speack one with another and the main thing is that that language is very mach safe and secure if you want ofcors security.. the new routers that have FW built in they have as well the VPN protocol builtin as well,so all you nead is to make them manage (configure) to do so its a mater of geting in the router. {Telnet}tiny program you can get it from the router cd you have..
          but in any case after you sacceded to manage the 2 routers to make it run evry PC that you want to participate the VPN connection nead as well to speak the same Language (same protocol – VPN) and that it can be sateled by installing at the end user for the VPN Client (for instad – symantec secure client.. or many other copmpanies but it is the same protocol) you nead to install it on each pc end user for maximum security or right on a server with specific rights for each user less secure.

        • #3116815

          I’m trying the same thing…

          by sardukkan ·

          In reply to Reply To: VPN SETUP BETWEEN TWO OFFICES

          I’m going through the same trail now. I ws going to go with Linksys WRV54G routers behind my SBC Netopia 33XX router/modems. I’ve done some digging and it looks like the Netopia’s I have have SAFEHARBOR firewall built in with a modem based IPsec configuration utility on each end. If you have the same modem, you should be able to enabe safeharbor dead reconing and tweak IPsec on each end. I’m still playing with this one. I’ll report if I get this one working today.

          BTW – Most DSL modems from US based DSL providers come out of the box with remote managment disabled.

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