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VPN without Static IP????

By ehertzb ·
Can you set up a VPN network without a Static IP address? I have heard of some work-arounds. Any suggestions?

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by ins413 In reply to VPN without Static IP????

I haven't tried this, but I don't see why not. When setting up the VPN Client, you have the option to connect via IP address or Hostname. The hostname won't change, but the IP might. Kinda makes sense. Again, I haven't tried this so I am not sure. I really wouldn't recommend it, but it still seems logical. Just my two cents...

Norm

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by johnny51 In reply to VPN without Static IP????

I had a client that wanted to have a VPN through his cable modem at home. I just did a search for a utility (www.download.com) that would upload his current IP to a webpage. If the IP ever changed and he couldn't connect, he just checks the webpage to see that he has the latest IP and enters it into the DUN connection...voila!

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by curlergirl In reply to VPN without Static IP????

The suggestion made in the previous answer won't work - your VPN client won't be able to find the server by host name because you have no way of resolving the host name to an IP address - because you have no static IP address or entry in a DNS server anywhere. You can make this work, however, but only if you have someone at the VPN server end of the process that can look up the current IP address of the server at the time that you try to connect a client. If the server is connected most of the time, the IP address will be pretty static, even though it's dynamically assigned. You need somewhat sophisticated users, though, who know that they need to call the office and get the current IP address and then know how to go into their VPN client setup and change the IP address that they're connecting to, if necessary. Hope this helps!

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by Mikel~T In reply to VPN without Static IP????

go to no-ip.com. You will need to setup a hostname with one of their domain names, and then download the software they provide so that the destination VPN machine can go out and update its DNS info if and when the IP number changes for the host.THen, on the VPN client side, specify the hostname you've setup, and so long as the host has been updated, you should be able to connect.

I've done this for PCanywhere clients, as well as terminal servies, and VPN clients.

Hope this helps.

Mike

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