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OpenVPN Tutorial that works

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by g725s, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. g725s

    g725s Networkin' Nut Member

    I'm interested in hearing from OpenVPN knowledgeable users here as to what they think of this tutorial: HowToGeek.com Tomato / OpenVPN Tutorial

    I followed these instruction and they worked for me.
     
  2. Anubis14

    Anubis14 Addicted to LI Member

    Thank you for posting this link. I followed it and I can now connect to my home tomato when I am on the road.

    I have one question to the more knowledgeable members here. Once connected to my tomato router, what do I need to do to see my networked computers? Can anyone help me?

    Thank you in advance!
     
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    depends on how you want to "see" you computers.
    either by RDP (remote desktop) ie you login to each PC via the one you are accessing, or you create a share (drive or folder, etc) and then map a drive to each PC using the UNC name or ip address like so:

    \\computername\sharename\

    \\ipadress\sharename\
     
  4. g725s

    g725s Networkin' Nut Member

    I too would like to know how to securely access at least a folder that I could read and write to on my home PC using my laptop on a public wifi via this VPN setup.

    I'm using Windows 7.

    Toxic, I don't understand what to do with the codes you mention. Is this code you put into the Tomato GUI?
     
  5. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    they are not codes but UNC paths.

    you put them into your run command (on you pc) or add them as "mapped drives"
     
  6. Anubis14

    Anubis14 Addicted to LI Member

    Thank you Toxic for your reply. I am sorry to say that I do not quite understand it.

    Here is the current situation: I have a bunch of networked and shared pc's at the office behind a tomato router. I have a bunch of pc's at home networked and shared behind a tomato router. I managed to have the routers vpn each other. I was under the understanding this would allow me to access the office networks shared hard drives from home, but I cannot. And I am stumped. I am sorry, I know I am basically asking spoon feeding, but any help is appreciated.

    I took screenshots of both routers. Red is server (Office) and blue is client (home)

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    Thank you again.
     
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  7. Anubis14

    Anubis14 Addicted to LI Member

    Got it to work. On pic 2:
    server (red) the oxmead subnet ought to be 192.168.0.0.
    client (blue) this command should be in costum confic: "route 198.162.0.0 255.255.255.0"
     
  8. g725s

    g725s Networkin' Nut Member

    Anubis14, is what you did there only for two TomatoVPN/OpenVPN enabled routers setup at different locations? Or are you able to view your network remotely over public Wifi using your laptop? Where did you find the info for the setup? I'd like to look into this more when I have some time.
     
  9. Anubis14

    Anubis14 Addicted to LI Member

    2 tomato routers in different locations. however I have aded a key for my laptop now so I can connect to the above networks when I'm on the road and have my traffic re routed through these tomato routers.
     
  10. g725s

    g725s Networkin' Nut Member

    Are you willing or able to go into some detail on how you did this? And where are you finding the info on how your setting this up? I don't have two networks I can setup but it would be nice to access a larger hard drive at home.
     
  11. Anubis14

    Anubis14 Addicted to LI Member

    I followed the tutorial link you posted. My screenshots above detail my setup precisely. the only thing not revealed are my encryption keys.
     
  12. g725s

    g725s Networkin' Nut Member

    You say you added a key for your laptop. What do you mean exactly. How does that let you access the PCs attached to the router? Do the PCs have to be hard wired or are they wireless? And can you access both networks since you have setup two routers in different locations. That article did not go into setup of routers at different locations. Are you finding info on setup any other places?
     
  13. Toink

    Toink Network Guru Member

    Aside from VPN, I am also using Teamviewer to access my pc's remotely.
     
  14. Anubis14

    Anubis14 Addicted to LI Member

    I mean I created an additional set of vpn keys for my laptop and I select the "redirect internet traffic" option when I am on the road. I use the openvpn dialer to dial into my router and my laptop becomes part of my home network.

    @Toinc, I really like realvnc for the same reasons.
     

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