VPN using Netgear DG834G
Posted on 2011-03-23
This is my first question so please excuse any missing info.
I am would like to setup up a VPN between head office and a satellite office used with a single laptop but multiple staff.
They would like to access the shared drives at head office and their email via exchange. I have tried to explain the Small Business Server Connection to them but unfortunately they have self admitted they only just understand how to send email and keep forgetting to connect and even when they do they somehow get it wrong etc.
Now the manager has asked for a permanent connection as it’s costing to much to send me to the satellite office every week to simply find out they have done something wrong. I am called in when things need doing I am not a full time staff member.
The organisation is a charity who may be moving soon and the fate of this satellite office has not been confirmed yet, so it must be a cheap solution.
They have a Netgear DG834G at the moment at head office, which appears to have VPN built in, could I simply get another one of these and setup a VPN that way?
Another little issue is that they share their satellite office which another organisation that provides the Internet. Can this Netgear DG834G simply be plugged into the current router there and get them connected using that, or would this cause some issues for the other organisation.
Alternatively is there another solution I have missed.
Head office are running Windows Small Business Server 2003 and the satellite laptop is running Windows 7.
Sorry for the long question :)