Moving a VPN, need assistance setting up

Posted on 2011-03-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
My client has brought from an office closing out of town, 2 Dell PowerSpec 2900 and a Linksys RV016 VPN Router.  This office used to connect to the remote server for data entry.

The current environment is low tech.  Just a Bellsouth DSL modem for internet, with a couple on wire, rest wireless.  This is the network.  In accounting, they are on a wired peer to peer with a pseudo server (Win 7 to run two of the accounting packages) and NAS. They use IPs  no dhcp, all are set ip addresses..  The accounting computers are also connected to the network.

Now we have these two new computers.  The inhouse people set it up using the VPN router, but it cannot be pinged. Do I need to get a router/hub/switch to plug the devices into and also the VPN router?  We are running out of connections on the Bellsouth router, so I bought another switch to use.

They were finally able to get the Dells up.  They are connected to a belkin video switch to share a monitor.  When the terminal server comes up, it locks out the keyboard.  Is this normal?

So now the question, where do I go from here.

Tomorrow when I go in, which do I plug in the vpn router and what do I plug into the switch.

I assume the people in house that used to use the vpn will now directly access the server.  Accounting in back was their own little workgroup, but now I guess they will have to join the domain?  Will this affect my peer to peer in the back?

How does one access the terminal server normally?  From the windows server?

More questions, but will stop here to at least get the discussion going.

Thanks in advance for your time and assistance!

Question by:jjackson2004
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Plug the wan port of the Router into a lan port on the Bell South device. Plug a swtch into a LAN port on the router.

Your VPN users will need DHCP enabled so they get an IP on your network, unless only mobile office computers that you have set with static ip will be used.

For your terminal server, run it headless. To manage it you can RDP into session zero.

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I inputted a response to this, but it is not showing up so I will try to recreate.  

I am a little confused on what you are saying.  It would seem to create a circular connection.  The switch is connected to the DSL modem so users can get to the internet and also I guess so the users can access the 2003 server.

From what I have been reading, the server should be connecting to the switch and the vpn router.

Does the vpm router act like a regular router in that users on the network can access the internet if they are connected to the vpn router and the vpn router is connected to the DSL modem/router.  

Should both the win 2003 server and terminal server be connected to the vpn router and not the switch?

From the picture they took from the previous setup, there were only two patchcords on the vpn router, one to the linksys hub, and not sure where the other one went to, I assume to the terminal server.  

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Hired my neighbor to do it.

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When I tried to delete the question, the system told me to do it this way

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