[Okta Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
?
Solved

VPN link with bridge

Posted on 2006-05-30
5
Medium Priority
?
464 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-19
I need a low-ish (<£500) cost solution to the following situation:-

We are about to move facility to a new place about 4 miles down the road. We will have 2Mb leased line access in both buildings for about a month before the actual move. During this period, I want to be able to move a few people and resources to the new place. To do this, I want to set up a VPN.

The VPN needs to bridge the two sites (i.e. same subnet) so that I can move one of my DCs over there. The only open connection in the new faclility wil be via the VPN (my ISA server will live at the old site until the final move). I already have a Cisco switch upon which I can configure VLANs, so I will not be providing an ISA server for the new site as a temporary measure. This will give me a two port VLAN (Incoming from ISP router, outgoing to VPN device), and a 14 port switch which will accept incoming data from the VPN and output it to the network. The VPN device will obviously need to function as a firewall as well.

I do not have line of site, even considering a relay or two, so wireless is not an option.
0
Comment
Question by:Madrilleno
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:prashsax
ID: 16791823
Use one of your Windows 2003 server to act as IPSec VPN gateway.

Just enable RRAS on it as connect two NIC cards, one with public IP and other with private IP address.

0
 

Author Comment

by:Madrilleno
ID: 16792873
I am really looking for a hardware solution. I have plans reuse the devices later
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:prashsax
ID: 16793037
then you should go for cisco easy vpn solution.

here is the link for it:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns340/ns394/ns171/ns142/networking_solutions_sub_solution_home.html

Or may be you can buy two cisco routers with VPN support.

They can be used in future as well.

We used cisco 1710 for connecting two of our sites using vpn.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Madrilleno
ID: 16793167
Unfortunately, these are outside my budget.
0
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
prashsax earned 1500 total points
ID: 16793493
then use ready to use linux firewalls.

like ipcop , monowall or smoothwall.

These are easy to install and can be setup using web interface.



0

Featured Post

New Tabletop Appliances Blow Competitors Away!

WatchGuard’s new T15, T35 and T55 tabletop UTMs provide the highest-performing security inspection in their class, allowing users at small offices, home offices and distributed enterprises to experience blazing-fast Internet speeds without sacrificing enterprise-grade security.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article, WatchGuard's Director of Security Strategy and Research Teri Radichel, takes a look at insider threats, the risk they can pose to your organization, and the best ways to defend against them.
Unable to change the program that handles the scan event from a network attached Canon/Brother printer/scanner. This means you'll always have to choose which program handles this action, e.g. ControlCenter4 (in the case of a Brother).
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
NetCrunch network monitor is a highly extensive platform for network monitoring and alert generation. In this video you'll see a live demo of NetCrunch with most notable features explained in a walk-through manner. You'll also get to know the philos…

834 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question