"Virtual LAN Gaming"
Posted on 2002-07-04
I've been wondering about how/if a VPN server can be used to play LAN-only multiplayer games over the internet..?
The scenario I'm thinking about is this:
1. I want to use a W2K VPN server that allows incoming VPN connections to hand out private 192.168.1.0 ip addresses to clients logging in.
2. On another computer on my LAN I set up a multiplayer game, and clients connected through the VPN should be able to join this, as they are "virtually" on the same LAN as I am.
I've tried the basic PPTP setup, and made the connection, however, the game (Microprose GP3) is unable to locate the multiplayer game. I have no idea which ports/protocols this game (or others) use for their connections.
I was advised to try L2TP as PPTP has issues with portforwarding, but I got stuck on digital certificates needed for L2TP.
Anyone got this working who could provide me some info??