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befsx41 v2 vpn to befsr41 v 2

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by jnord24, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. jnord24

    jnord24 Network Guru Member

    I use a BEFSX41 V2 for my home network running 1.52.4_beta 1 firmware.

    I do computer & network support for a living, but I've never had to set up VPN's before because the clients really weren't ready for it. Right now, an office that I regularly support and which is becoming a pain to RDP to uses a BEFSR41 ver 2 running 1.46.02. (Which I believe this is the most up to date firmware for that router)

    Both connections are DSL with static IP's. Mine earthlink, theirs bellsouth.

    I want to setup a VPN connection from my home to the office. The office has only one server which acts as a file server, print server, DHCP, DNS, Exchange, WINS. So I'm concerned about it also acting as a VPN server, so if I could use separate hardware (such as just the router) that woudl be better. I also do not want to interrupt internet service to either while using the VPN. If

    At home I have several servers any of which can be set up to handle the VPN clients. I have read that if I intend to use Windows 2000 server to handle the VPN I need multiple network cards, adn then I might run into multihoming network traffic and issues.

    I keep reading of a linksys VPN client or QuickVPN which comes with some of the devices. With this VPN client do I need a separate server to handle the VPN request or does the router act as a VPN connection server? Most of the configurations I see on the routers config pages currently appear to be just pass throughs so the protocol can reach the destination.

    I tried searching for info on linksys sites, but they don't really give recommended scenarios, only point how to configure, and even then it depends upon device (and I have two separate devices).

    Any ideas on what the best route would be is greatly appreciated.

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