LAN to LAN VPN Connections
Posted on 2003-03-16
Our company has small lan with 6 clients (all w2k) behind a Netgear FSV318 Router. We have one static ip address for the router and all of the clients are DHCP private addresses assigned by the router. We connect to our ISP via an ADSL modem at 1024Kb/348Kb up - Pretty standard setup.
Two of our users need to access our lan from home so we decided a VPN might be just the thing. Already having one of the FVS318 routers, we purchased two more of these (one for each user) The users both have the same ADSL as described above only with a dynamic ip address instead. All of the users use the same local ISP. We successfully configured the IPsec VPN, but we are having performance issues. Our accounting program (Peachtree) can be used across the VPN Tunnel but very slowly - times out.
We use a Wk2 Server for our file server which contants the share we need access to. It has a private IP behind our router also.
I need some hard advice about how to address this problem. If I need different hardware or software so be it. I am willing to try anything. We need to be able to access this information. I have been all over the web looking for answers I am going to have to ask for help.