How to setup a VPN with the Netopia 4652 DSL Router
Posted on 2004-03-31
I'm a Controls Engineer who has a client that has requested that I be able to connect to their in-plant network remotely. They use a Netopia 4652 for shared internet access only (at this time).
Their network does not have a domain controller present, but is populated with a NT 4.0 server and several other machines running W2K, Win XP and 98SE. There are a total of nine machines on the internal network behind the Netopia firewall.
What I need to do is access the shared directories of several of these machines as if I were plugged into their network on-site... but do it over the internet (assumedly using VPN). I use a cable modem with a Linksys BERF41? (from memory) at home on a XP machine.
I can see the Netopia's setup screens on the local net via telnet, but I have absolutely no idea how to set this up. Can somebody help?
Is the Netopia a hardware VPN server or do I need to setup a machine behind it? If so, what's the best option for doing this in what's basically a peer-to-peer networking setup? What do I need to do in the Netopia Setup?