I need help setting up a VPN over the internet between my servers (Windows Server 2003/Netscreen 5GT) and the outside world (Windows XP/Linksys WRT54G)
Posted on 2006-07-17
I am looking for help through the process of setting up a VPN. I am assigning 500 points to this question because I will need help thorugh each of the steps. I do have a current Netscreen tech support contract which I will be using and I am familiar with configuring servers and desktop computers. I mainly need guidance throughout the processes as this is the first time I have setup a hardware VPN and I can't seem to firgure it out.
I have two servers running Windows Server 2003 behind a Netscreen 5GT firewall. I want to connect to those servers using a VPN over the internet from computers running Windows XP behind Linksys WRT54G routers.
After doing some reading I beleive that L2TP over IPSec will work for me. Does that make sense? To that end I have already setup the Linksys routers with L2TP and IPSec passthrough enabled and PPTP passthrough disabled.
Here are the steps that I think may need to be taken. There may be more or less but this seems to be it from what I know right now.
1 - Do any needed domain controller configuration
2 - THIS IS THE BIG ONE - Do any needed Netscreen 5GT firewall configuration
3 - Do any needed remote computer connection setup and configuration