I would like to be able to connect to my home office remotely from my laptop as well as provide access to a few colleagues.
I'm able to connect to my Linksys RV042 VPN Router using the Linksys VPN Client remotely. Originally, I had visions of just using Windows XP's inherent ability to create a new network connection and tunneling in that way.
Some of my colleagues already have VPN software installed on their machine and apparently Linksys' product requires that no other VPN software is installed. How difficult would it be to manually configure a VPN connection? I have a basic understanding of routers, networking and the like, but I'm not very experienced so please take it easy on me.
A couple of notes:
- Remote users all are running Windows XP
- Assume that the remote users have no control over their IP and that they're operating outside of a firewall (i.e., just connecting to their ISP)
- The VPN router has a fixed IP address
P.S. This is the first question I've ever submitted, so please let me know if the point assignment is off. I don't believe the question is that difficult, but very time consuming to answer.