Laptop Access to a VPN via Home Network.
Posted on 2004-04-27
I want to get set up to access my company network from home using secure client on my laptop. The fallback would be plugging my ADSL modem into it, setting up the connection and away we go. But I don't want to do that!
At home, I have a wireless ad-hoc network, with the modem plugged into one PC, ICS enabled, and a second sharing the connection. These are set up as a workgroup (This is all XP Pro).
I would like to get a USB wireless adaptor for the laptop, and let it share this internet connection as well. However the laptop (again XP pro) is part of the company domain, and would presumably need to remain so once connected to the VPN.
Is what I want to do possible with this sort of setup? Or in order to get the laptop to share the internet connection would it need to be made part of the workgroup instead? I don't need to share any home network resources apart from the internet connection? (and I'm not that hot on networking, having got my home network set up by judicuous use of the network wizards and ghost backups!)