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#1 panthersfan25


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 09:49 AM

Good Morning All,


I am trying to setup a VPN in our office, below is our current setup.


We are running Windows Server 2008 R2 and are using a Netgear FVS318G router, we have 5 users that need to connect outside of the office, mainly from the road (i.e. Panera Breads, Hotels, McD's, etc.).  We purchased the Netgear Client software but have had issues with it dropping the connections and it is very very slow.  I am new to networking and have been assigned the task to find a new solution, I would prefer a free solution, but am open to the purchase options.  One employee mentioned that they used Shrewsoft VPN software in the past, is this a good software, in addition, does anyone know a good place to find step by step setup instructions for a VPN?





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Posted 03 September 2013 - 10:35 AM

See if this will help you any. After doing this, if not set by default make sure port 1723 -TCP for PPTP traffic is open.


Here is another option if you want to do it on a client basis.

Edited by chrisd87, 03 September 2013 - 10:41 AM.

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#3 peachyrose


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:34 AM

One employee mentioned that they used Shrewsoft VPN software in the past, is this a good software


I am not really sure if Shrewsoft VPN is a good software, I haven't try it yet. You have to search this kind of VPN

and check on the feedback if it is really a good one.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:44 AM

Do you have a GUI for you firewall?  Connect to it and set up rules for VPN, assign bandwidth etc for the connections. 

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:46 AM

I have used Global Connect and LogMeIn.  Both are quirky, but I tend to prefer Global Connect.  Simple, easy to set up as a deployment on part of the image or over SCCM, and no frills.  The few little quirks about it are easily overcome if you can spend ten seconds with the user who encounters it (but finding out about the quirks and their fixes is what takes more time).  Mostly it is as simple as recognizing that "On demand mode" means not connected, so tell it to connect.

Edited by wing987, 10 September 2013 - 10:47 AM.

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