Broadband VPN Help
Posted on 2004-11-15
Right, so me and a friend are trying to setup a VPN between our two Broadband connections.
With both have routers (Netgear DM602 and Thomson Speedtouch 510 - don't think they are VPN capable and not sure if this is a major issue - and must add that neither of us can afford to change routers at this time)
We have Win 2K servers behind the routers and I have forwarded port 1723 on the router to the IP of the servers.
We can setup RRAS on the servers and basically when someone connects e.g. without RRAS setup it returns an error msg straight away, if we configure RRAS then it tries to verify a username and password and then takes a while before returning a connection error.
We have made sure that silly things like the username and password are correct and that they have dialin permissions on Active Directory
Basically there are a few points I'm not sure about (well quite a lot actually as I am a total newbie when it comes to VPN's)
1) GRE - what is it? and do I need it (because we can't find anything to do with this protocol on either of the routers - just the ability to forward a specified port to a given IP address)
2)1 or 2 NIC's in the server. Is it needed? because RRAS won't let me setup the connection on the LAN (gives me 2 options. Either no IP address or use the NIC that is currently installed and that one isn't allowed)
3) I have read lots of documentation on VPN's from Microsoft etc but nothing that is specific to setting it up between to ADSL Broadband connections with basic ADSL Routers.
I have given this question (what I think is) a lot of points because myself and my friend are really in need of some Newbish help on this subject. Once we get something like this setup we can work on it and build on our skills.
Many thanks in advance for any replies