Please help: A beginner VPN two broadband connections together
Posted on 2004-11-14
Myself and a friend both have broadband internet connections, one being 512k and the other being 1mb. We both have similar setups at home using a DSL modem/router to plug the broadband into the wall then having a win2k ad server to act as active directory, DHCP, etc etc for the rest of the clients on the network
we would love to setup a VPN connection between our 2 sites but both being pretty inexperienced with VPNs (having never used them before) we are having issues making it work.
We have RRAS installed on the server and I would really really apprieciate someone to help me try to get this working.
I have heard so many different idea floating about like "oh you need 2 NIC's installed" or "no you don't need 2 NICs that just makes it harder" and quite frankly I am confused.
The whole idea of us getting this working is to enhance our knowledge and get something funky like this to work, plus its just fun :)
My friend has a static IP from his ISP and I have a dynamic IP mapped to a DNS name using 3rd party software (don't see this being a problem, but then if I knew all about this then I woudn't be here now!)
So basically what i'm saying is that i'm totally dumb when it comes to this and will take any help and advice I can get.
Many many thanks for any help
P.S. the two routers that we're using are a Thomson Speedtouch 510 and Netgear DM602