VPN between 2 sites using 2wire Officeportals at each end

Posted on 2005-04-02
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Last Modified: 2010-03-18
We have a remote site that will need to access a folder for a point of sale system, basically a shared database that works via simple windows file sharing. our remote store will need to access a PC at the main location. at the suggestion of the software vendors, we have upgraded to to SBCDSL's static IP service, and they have provided us with 2wire officeportals for this purpose.  The machines are all Windows XP Pro, and our thoughts are to use XP's vpn support, and we have been told that the 2wire devices will allow this.  What we are missing is effective documentation on how to make this happen, both for the settings for the routers, as well as setting up the VPN in XP.  If someone out there could point us to a resource that would help us set this up it would be much appreciated. Thank you very much and if anyone needs more information, just ask!
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im still a bit confused 2 wire support has sent me the following email:

Thank you for contacting 2Wire Customer Support. The following is intended to answer your inquiry:

The Office Portal can not be a VPN server or client. You would need to run software or hardware behind the Office Portal on each site. We can not aid or guide in this.

is the windows built in VPN support going to be enough for this simple file share? The document at http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_vpn_server.htm makes no mention of software besides windows?  I hope its just that easy!

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I beleive that the Windows VPN should suffice. But for some reason I can not get back to that link to verify things. It seems to be down, hopefully only a temp thing. I'll recheck as soon as i'm able.
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ah, well it was temporary, and yes, it should be good enough. Your other option is if you have a router at each end that is cabable of a VPN connection.. Like a LinkSys BEFSX41 or somehting.
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The Link provided gave him everything he needed... Perhaps he chose not to read it completely?

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