Router Setup and VPN

Tienie680

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I am not sure if this is the correct place for this thread. But lets give it a shot. I need some help. At one of my client sites, the were running their internet on small Mecer router, but this connected to a Linksys WRT54GL. The linksys was loaded with the latest DD-WRT firmware.

The linksys started giving problems with connectivity loss etc. So they decided to put in a new router. They installed the new Netgear DGND4000 dual band adsl router. Which by the way is an excellent router. In the mean time I re-setted the linksys and loaded the new DD-WRT firmware on a gain, and I am running tests on it.

The internet is working 100% now with the new netgear router, but they also want VPN access to the office network. Now I am struggling to setup the VPN on the new netgear router, it does not seem to be as intuitive as setting up VPN on the DD-WRT firmware, and according to the netgear documentation this router can only take 5 vpn users? Not 100% sure about that.

Now what I want to try and do is leave the netgear router as the gateway of the network for internet access, but somehow connect the linksys on the network just for VPN purposes? I am new to this so please bare with me.

I linked the linksys router to the switch with a IP ending with 251. The netgear which is the gateway is 250. All the existing VPN settings are still on the linksys router. I then setup the Dynamic DNS on the new router to update the IP from the service provider. I then forwarded a VPN port from the netgear to the IP of the linksys. (I do not have a clue if I am even on the right track here) This did not work, so I tried to link the netgear to the linksys via the WAN port on the linksys. Still no luck.

So I have two options now, try to get VPN running on the new netgear, but I suspect it wont be the same as with the DD-WRT firmware on the linksys.

The other option, and I would like an opinion about this, they have a server running Windows server 2008 R2. And I know VPN can be set up on the OS as a radius server, I have however never done this before.

The ideal will be that VPN access will happen via the native windows 7 vpn setup. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you

(Just a note, I can access the router from outside, so the dynamic dns must be working. I forwarded the RDP port (3389) to the server IP, and by using the DynDNS.org name I created I can remote desktop to the server)
 

Amphibious

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Hi Tienie680,

The better option and more secure option would be to set it up on the Windows Server 2008 R2 that you have.

PM if you would like a breakdown on it's or i can assist in another way.

Let me know.

I am not sure if this is the correct place for this thread. But lets give it a shot. I need some help. At one of my client sites, the were running their internet on small Mecer router, but this connected to a Linksys WRT54GL. The linksys was loaded with the latest DD-WRT firmware.

The linksys started giving problems with connectivity loss etc. So they decided to put in a new router. They installed the new Netgear DGND4000 dual band adsl router. Which by the way is an excellent router. In the mean time I re-setted the linksys and loaded the new DD-WRT firmware on a gain, and I am running tests on it.

The internet is working 100% now with the new netgear router, but they also want VPN access to the office network. Now I am struggling to setup the VPN on the new netgear router, it does not seem to be as intuitive as setting up VPN on the DD-WRT firmware, and according to the netgear documentation this router can only take 5 vpn users? Not 100% sure about that.

Now what I want to try and do is leave the netgear router as the gateway of the network for internet access, but somehow connect the linksys on the network just for VPN purposes? I am new to this so please bare with me.

I linked the linksys router to the switch with a IP ending with 251. The netgear which is the gateway is 250. All the existing VPN settings are still on the linksys router. I then setup the Dynamic DNS on the new router to update the IP from the service provider. I then forwarded a VPN port from the netgear to the IP of the linksys. (I do not have a clue if I am even on the right track here) This did not work, so I tried to link the netgear to the linksys via the WAN port on the linksys. Still no luck.

So I have two options now, try to get VPN running on the new netgear, but I suspect it wont be the same as with the DD-WRT firmware on the linksys.

The other option, and I would like an opinion about this, they have a server running Windows server 2008 R2. And I know VPN can be set up on the OS as a radius server, I have however never done this before.

The ideal will be that VPN access will happen via the native windows 7 vpn setup. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you

(Just a note, I can access the router from outside, so the dynamic dns must be working. I forwarded the RDP port (3389) to the server IP, and by using the DynDNS.org name I created I can remote desktop to the server)
 
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