VPN setup for dummies

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by gorge, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. gorge

    gorge Network Guru Member

    I am somewhat networking savvy but no experience with VPNs. I just purchase two WRV54G routers have them connect at two different locations via DSL to my ISP. I am looking for a dummies guide to set up a VPN tunnel between the two locations. I want the users at both locations to be able to access and use Windows file sharing and printing. DHCP enable at both locations. at both locations. Static IPs with my ISP.

    Can someone point me in the right direction?
  2. ReDFlaG

    ReDFlaG Network Guru Member

  3. gorge

    gorge Network Guru Member

    Ok, read stuff on the link and tried a basic VPN tunnel. I have network on LAN1 and on LAN2. It looks like different LAN IP nets are required. Enabled only the VPN tunnel funationality (not the gateway at this point). It doesn't look to be connected (as it still say "waiting for connection"). I tried to kick start this with a ping to which is the LAN IP on the gateway on LAN2 from a station on LAN2. The ping request timed out.

    ?? Is there some other way to kick start the VPN??

    I then tried a tracert. It looks like it got lost at my ISP. When it hit my ISP router it said net was unreachable. Kinda what I would have expected from my ISP as the private IP should not be routable. I was figuring that this would be somehow encapsulated. Is there some NAT functionality that should be going on here?
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