Is VPN what I need

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by jase_31, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. jase_31

    jase_31 LI Guru Member

    I have a network (LAN) with 5 pc plus a linux box running the Primary Domain Controller (samba)

    The current network hardware is a Belkin combined ADSL/4xRouter/Wireless box.

    On the LAN each user can log onto the domain from any PC.

    I want to be able to "log on" to the domain from a remote computer. If I replace the belkin with a ADSL/Wireless Router/VPn box am I right in thinking that I can connect to the linksys from my remote PC (QuickVPN?). Does the linksys then assign me a ip address on the local lan? so that it appears that I am physically connected to the LAN?

    Will I then be able to log onto the domain server? - i.e the same as a local pc.

    Which Linksys box would I need? Is it easier to replace the whole belkin setup? or could an linksys router be added to the exisiting adsl router?
  2. sufrano63

    sufrano63 Network Guru Member

    VPN is the correct solution to what you want do to. Looking into 3rd party firmware and see the support hardware, then you can configure it as a VPN type server. There are diff. type of VPN of which are secure and some what insecure. I have all three VPN solutions configure currently on my wireless network: PPTP, OpenVPN (SSL) and SSL web-based VPN. Currently PPTP and OpenVPN is hosting on my wireless WRT54G router and the SSL web-based VPN is running on a laptop behind my WRT54G.

    Good Luck on your research

    IMPORTANT: If you decided to use 3rd party FW, check the hardware support list before purchasing
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