Only 1 of 2 people able to connect to VPN at once from overseas hotal
Posted on 2009-05-18
For the first time we have 2 staff overseas at the same time, staying in the same hotel, and they've discovered that only either 1 can connect to the company VPN at once (basically whoever gets in first).
- The server often has more than 1 person (including both of these two) on at one time (when they're at other locations).
- The server logs are telling us in words to the effect that a connection was attempted, but not completed, and that the hotels inability to support GRE (General Routing Encapsulation) is probably the cause.
- To me it appears as if it's a clear cut case of the hotel system not being able to support 2 VPN connections to the same IP address at the same time, but the client has come back to me to ask if there's any way around it (it's important to them - and it's also important that they share the same hotel for ease of communication).
Any ideas how I can work around this?