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Anonymous
June 29, 2004 1:09:17 PM

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I am trying to help a friend get a VPN going to his office, and am
having trouble making sense of all of the VPN options out there.
Here's the setup:

Office has static IP DSL. There is no server or domain or anything
internally, just a handful of workstations. There is currently a
consumer Linksys router acting as their gateway. I am expecting this
will have to be (and should be) replaced with an SPI firewall.

He wants himself or any of his employees to be able to connect to any
one of the PC's in the office from outside. This means the remote
clients will have dynamic IP's, and most will be behind some consumer
gateway like the Linksys.

The Netgear FVS318 looks promising as both an SPI firewall and the
office side VPN endpoint, but I don't know if I can configure it to
allow remote connections from any WAN IP. Do the VPN rules on the
FVS318 require me to know ahead of time the public IP of every client?

Please make any suggestions. If you have an opinion on the FVS318
please share. Thanks everybody.
June 30, 2004 6:11:45 PM

Archived from groups: comp.dcom.vpn (More info?)

typically with a vpn setup the remotes can be dynamic as long as they
aren't hosting servers. the main office will take the static ip.
the netgear/linksys/cisco vpn router you select will accept incoming
windows or hardware vpn's. Also you can setup an XP/2000/2003 server
in the main office behind the firewall to accept incoming windows's
vpn's

Ben
check out linksys vpn befv41 (double check exact name on their site)
for simple vpn options.

shooter881@yahoo.com (Swerv) wrote in message news:<2db7b8f8.0406290809.403a111e@posting.google.com>...
> I am trying to help a friend get a VPN going to his office, and am
> having trouble making sense of all of the VPN options out there.
> Here's the setup:
>
> Office has static IP DSL. There is no server or domain or anything
> internally, just a handful of workstations. There is currently a
> consumer Linksys router acting as their gateway. I am expecting this
> will have to be (and should be) replaced with an SPI firewall.
>
> He wants himself or any of his employees to be able to connect to any
> one of the PC's in the office from outside. This means the remote
> clients will have dynamic IP's, and most will be behind some consumer
> gateway like the Linksys.
>
> The Netgear FVS318 looks promising as both an SPI firewall and the
> office side VPN endpoint, but I don't know if I can configure it to
> allow remote connections from any WAN IP. Do the VPN rules on the
> FVS318 require me to know ahead of time the public IP of every client?
>
> Please make any suggestions. If you have an opinion on the FVS318
> please share. Thanks everybody.
Anonymous
July 1, 2004 2:36:50 PM

Archived from groups: comp.dcom.vpn (More info?)

He chose to go with the Netgear FVS318. Seems like a whole lot of
good stuff for a very good price. He got it from Newegg. Even if we
never get the remote clients connected via the ProSafe VPN Client, he
still needed an SPI firewall to facilitate a RAS (PPTP) server with
some semblance of security.


andrewsbe@yahoo.com (benny) wrote in message news:<647a78bc.0406301239.54711553@posting.google.com>...
> typically with a vpn setup the remotes can be dynamic as long as they
> aren't hosting servers. the main office will take the static ip.
> the netgear/linksys/cisco vpn router you select will accept incoming
> windows or hardware vpn's. Also you can setup an XP/2000/2003 server
> in the main office behind the firewall to accept incoming windows's
> vpn's
>
> Ben
> check out linksys vpn befv41 (double check exact name on their site)
> for simple vpn options.
>
> shooter881@yahoo.com (Swerv) wrote in message news:<2db7b8f8.0406290809.403a111e@posting.google.com>...
> > I am trying to help a friend get a VPN going to his office, and am
> > having trouble making sense of all of the VPN options out there.
> > Here's the setup:
> >
> > Office has static IP DSL. There is no server or domain or anything
> > internally, just a handful of workstations. There is currently a
> > consumer Linksys router acting as their gateway. I am expecting this
> > will have to be (and should be) replaced with an SPI firewall.
> >
> > He wants himself or any of his employees to be able to connect to any
> > one of the PC's in the office from outside. This means the remote
> > clients will have dynamic IP's, and most will be behind some consumer
> > gateway like the Linksys.
> >
> > The Netgear FVS318 looks promising as both an SPI firewall and the
> > office side VPN endpoint, but I don't know if I can configure it to
> > allow remote connections from any WAN IP. Do the VPN rules on the
> > FVS318 require me to know ahead of time the public IP of every client?
> >
> > Please make any suggestions. If you have an opinion on the FVS318
> > please share. Thanks everybody.
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