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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I am having  juniper Netscreen NS5Gt ADSL Router. I want to create a VPN from router to my home Pc. So that I am able to access my network from home.
 What are the step I have to do. I am not good in juniper router
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"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
Top Expert 2015
Without VPN Client software, you are not able to establish a VPN connection to NetScreen. Most usually you either use a PPTP server (Microsoft Windows XP or higher needed on office side), or use RDP to start a terminal server session on one of your office's computers and work there.

NetScreen supports L2TP/IPSec, as you Windows does, but you need to create a certificate, and the procedure is too much for a starter, IMHO.

Options are:
  • use OpenVPN (free) - needs an OpenVPN server and OpenVPN client, routing. Setup is not really difficult, but needs some time and experience for troubleshooting.
  • use PPTP Server, and create forwards for PPTP and GRE traffic on NetScreen. Here is a W2003 PPTP Server how-to (could not explain it better): http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-5805260.html
  • use a free VPN Client, like www.shrew.net (works with NetScreen) - needs some experimenting and setup on both side, and might be difficult to troubleshoot.
  • RDP forward to an office PC to work with - most useful if you have to act with big files, programs with file based databases like Access, aso.
  • Use a solution like LogMeIn, visitMyPC aso. They work with HTTP or HTTPS protocol, and allow for easy direct access to one computer.
With exception of the last point, all options rely on static public IP addresses or a Dynamic DNS service for registering the dynamic office IP address to a static name which you can use to target the office.

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