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Connecting two networks via vpn with software vpn


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#1 bjamrok

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 12:39 PM

Looking for some advice.

I want to connect two home networks via a vpn without buying any hardware. Would like to use a windows computer on each end to run the vpn. Each location has a dynamic internet address, I intend to use a dynamic dns service. Network 1 has IP scheme of 192.168.1.0 Network Router is 192.168.1.1 DynDNS updater is running and example address is fake1.dyndns.org. The router is a basic Linysys Wireless router, sorry don't have the model # handy. Netork 2 has IP scheme of 192.168.2.0 Router is 192.168.2.254 and DynDNS is fake2.dyndns.org This is a 2wire uverse router. I think there may be some open source or free vpn software out there that can run on the windows boxes, if correct ports are forwarded from the router. I would like any computer on either subnet to navigate to any computer on other subnet. Is this possible or do I just have to buy some nice VPN routers? If so can anyone recommend the software and provide some basic config instructions to make it happen?

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 06:14 PM

I dont believe any non server OS will allow you to create a constant vpn connection like you are describing. Not sure about the third party software but i know the basic four port Cisco VPN routers are capable of creating this type of connection using ddns.

I took a quick look around and you may want to look into openvpn
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