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What do we need to setup remote access to our Cisco 2811 routers?

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What I want to do is to create remote access for our those employess who wants to access services from home to our routers thus although they are at home virtually they are in the office.
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by:rmconard
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What you're looking for is called VPN.

VPN = Virtual Private Networking.


Here's the good news:
Every Windows computer from 2000 and up supports VPN access and it's a very simple process to create a connection on an end-users PC.

Here's the bad news:
VPN Servers are not cheap and (at times) can be a pain to configure.


The essential goal here is to purchase a VPN server and hook it to your router. Boom, done... just like that.

The hard part comes from the configuration of the VPN. But, once you actually get a VPN if you need help you can always come back here. :-)

-Ryan
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by:shakeelsaleem
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That sounds easy coz you know how to do it. :)
Any suggestions for the VPN servers?
Sorry for being too lazy but coz you guys know it.....

Kind Regards Ryan.

Shakil
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by:rmconard
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I forgot to mention...

Once an outside user is connected to your VPN they are essentially on your network. Meaning, they can then remote into their work computers using internal addresses and can also map network storage drives.

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Well, it depends on your usage.

If you have a tiny office and want maybe 3-5 to have VPN access on the network at any given time, then I'd go with something small, like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833105049


But if you have a BIG office or company and are looking to get over 100 users at a time (give or take), then you need something big, like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833120081

Which allows up to 800 VPN tunnels.
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by:shakeelsaleem
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You are a star indeed!
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