WRV54G VPN End Point to End Point

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Neyland, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. Neyland

    Neyland Guest

    I'm a software engineer by trade, but have agreed to setup a small office for a small fee. I'm doing it on the side and really not making much money on it.

    He has Bellsouth DSL at home and the office. The office has Windows 2003 SBS with shares and a domain, two XP Pro workstations, and his laptop's docking station. His web site is hosted externally and he's using an external Exchange host. We are attempting to minimize his need for his own 'IT Guy'. His office connection is a Westell modem and a WRV54G Router. It's currently set up pretty default except for wireless security and disabling of the DHCP server. He has a static WAN address from Bellsouth.

    At home, he also has a Westell modem and a WRV54G with a dynamic IP address from Bellsouth.

    What we'd like to do is create a VPN tunnel from the home WRV54G to the office WRV54G. This way he can move between the office and home seamlessly.

    He's also like to be able to connect to the office VPN while using a Cellphone PCMCIA card or from a wireless hotspot. To do this I was planning on using QuickVPN.

    I'm familiar with Doc's guide on QucikVPN setup. If worse comes to worse we can always forgo the router to router solution and stick with QuickVPN. This wouldn't be the ideal solution, but what works I guess. I read on DSLReports that a guy got the router to router solution to work, but then it wouldn't let the QuickVPN connect.

    I'm confused about the remote secure gateway portion. Does he need a static IP address at home?

    These routers were just delivered from Dell. I'm a little concerned about the horrible press I'm reading about them right now. Granted alot is over a year old, but do they do what Linksys advertises them doing?

    Thanks for your help guys!
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