Need assistance with Windows 2003 domain controller / Netgear FVS318 VPN router setup?
Posted on 2007-03-28
I'm attempting to migrate the VPN access from a Windows 2000 Server to a Windows 2003 Server. Unfortunately, I can't access the Netgear FVS318 VPN router, which was installed prior to my working at this job, and nobody knows the password. I don't want to reset the router yet (the only way to reset the password and regain access to the config), until I get a better idea of how the router should be set up.
Here's how the current network is configured:
T1/DSL modem --> FVS318 router/firewall --> 24-port hub --> Windows 2000 Server/Primary Domain Controller --> workstations/printers, etc.
The FVS318 has a fixed WAN IP assigned by our ISP, with an internal LAN IP of 192.168.254.1. It's used as the default gateway within the network. The Win2k server has a fixed IP of 192.168.254.3, and provides DHCP IP addresses to the internal network in the range of 192.168.254.5 to 192.168.254.50. In addition, we have a mail server behind the firewall/router with an IP of 192.168.254.200. The Win2k server is set up as a Primary Domain Controller and requires everyone on the LAN to login w/username and password to access the file server. FWIW, I noticed the Win2k server does NOT have VPN/Routing enabled, but my boss claims he can access the network remotely.
My boss claims to access the network remotely using the built-in Windows XP VPN client, not the Netgear client (which we don't have).
I'm a little confused on how access is being given. I'm thinking the router, which allows six simultaneously connections, is set with username and password combination to allow the boss access, and is not being authenticated by the domain server. I would prefer to set the router to do a passthrough and authenicate users with their regular username/password combination they use at their LAN desktops.
I have the Win 2003 Server up and running (with all the settings duplicated from the Win2k server, including domain users and groups), everything else is working fine, but when I disconnect the Win2k server and connect the Win2003 server, the boss cannot get into the server.
Any assistance/direction you give me would be help. BTW, I purchased a new Netgear FVS114 VPN router with the intention of testing the settings/being able to switch back to the old router quickly to minimize network interruptions, so I have that available to test without resetting the current router.