Solution needed, remote employees through one IP.

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Devileyezz, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. Devileyezz

    Devileyezz LI Guru Member


    I'm currently using Tomato Firmware v1.21.1515 (Don't remember if this version number is from a modded build or not, but I do remembering tinkering with modded builds form here)

    This is what the current situation is. Our company submits leads to another company on their https website. However, our company has affiliates who also submit leads on our behalf (using our login, well as childs of our login) through their networks. We also have a few remote employees who do the same.

    Since the leads are submitted from different IPs, it's causing drama in policies. So we now want to submit leads from one IP.

    How can I make this work through the Tomato router? (I don't really have to since I have servers in a data center as well, but why not Tomato?) VPN or Squid web proxy? I want it to be really easy to setup for the remote employees/affiliates. Because about 99 out of 100 of them are not techsavvy, so getting that setup on their end should be a easy as well.

    Please remember, there will be about 250 people using this WRT54GL Tomato, even IP phones go through it from our office.

  2. Devileyezz

    Devileyezz LI Guru Member

    Version is: Tomato Firmware v1.19.1463
    (I don't usually update because Tomato is rock solid on every version)
  3. SgtPepperKSU

    SgtPepperKSU Network Guru Member

    I don't have any experience with squid proxies, but I know this can be done with a VPN.

    You just need to have the clients VPN to your router (or to an attached PC, I suppose) and in the server config add
    push "route"
    (you'll also need to set the route gateway, but that can be done several different ways depending on the setup)

    This will have any traffic heading to that site go through the VPN. That traffic will get NATed and appear as your router's IP to the site.

    I've used this method in order to have Tomato GUI admin access on remote routers restricted to only my router. Then, if I'm not behind my router at the time, I can VPN to it and administer any of the remote sites.

    Disclaimer: I've been developing a Tomato VPN build the last couple of weeks, so this may be a case of "When your favorite tool is a hammer, everything looks like a nail."
  4. Devileyezz

    Devileyezz LI Guru Member

    LOL could be the nail thing.
    However, I don't know zilch about VPNs and Secure proxies. So it'll have to be relatively easy to setup..

    I'm going to see what others have to say as well.
    Thanks for your reply!
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