Can VPN Help Me With This Problem?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I have a DSL home connection. I travel frequently. I want to make sure that the websites I log into still think I am logging in from home. Meaning, I don't want them to know I am logging in from an internet cafe or a Hotel port.

    I know I could probably set up a computer behind my router and use VNC or RemoteDesktop to accomplish pretty much the same thing, but I was wondering if VPN could also offer a solution and help me avoid having to keep a computer powered on at home when I am away.

    In my old job we had access to VPN. I remember that when I "VPN'd" into my work, any site I surfed to was very laggy and I was informed that this was because I was actually going out to those sites through my work's internet connection, and not through the one I was using in my hotel, so all the info had to then be forwarded back to my laptop thereby making my work an intermediary in the whole process.

    I have read a million posts and searched the internet, but I can't find a specific answer to this question. I get the impression from the Linksys product marketing that I can do this using one of your home VPN products.

    So here are my specific questions:

    1) Is what I want to do possible? Can I set up a VPN that will allow me to connect to websites and have it appear to them I am still logging in from home?

    2) If it is possible, is there anyway these websites can somehow see through this and figure out that I am not logging in from home?

    Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
  2. ReDFlaG

    ReDFlaG Network Guru Member

  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Thanks for the link, but this solution still seems to require that I maintain an up and running PC at my home when I am gone. I am interested in the VPN option (if it works) because it would allow me to have a piece of hardware running instead of a full system.

    Also I could presumably use a piece of Linksys equiptment, which is why I am here.

    Thanks again, but Anyone else?
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