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Configure VPN

Posted on 2006-05-09
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Iam just a newbie.
Iam having an Negtgear wireless router.
I have installed  windows 2003 and windows 2000 on 2 different PCs.
I want to make one of these PCs as an VPN server, so that i can connect from outside to my PC.
Iam using my router as an DHCP server

what i need is an detailed  explanation of how it has to be done.

And this is very urgent request
Thank you in advance
Question by:kiranvvkk
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Rob Williams earned 2000 total points
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Hi kiran,
Though you can make the 2000pro computers VPN servers, they are limited to only one connection, so I would highly recommend making the 2003 server the VPN server.

Before starting the other option is to add a VPN router. I don't know which model Netgear you have so I will assume it is not a VPN router. If you need more information on that please advise.

The following is an excellent step by step, easy to follow guide explaining how to configure the 2003 VPN server:
Explain how to set up a remote VPN client:

You will also have to enable forwarding for the VPN traffic from the router to the VPN server. To do so, on the router you need to enable PPTP pass-through, and also forward TCP port 1723 to the IP of the VPN server( I believe this is only one step on the Netgear). Good detailed instructions for this can be found at:
Find your router in the list, click on the link, and on the resulting page look for the link to Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol

This should get you well on your way.

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ID: 16644814
Thx mate
you are spot on
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by:Rob Williams
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Thanks kiran, glad to hear it was what you were looking for. Good luck with it.

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