Solved

VPN using Netgear DG834G

Posted on 2011-03-23
4
661 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi,

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 :)

Tim
0
Comment
Question by:AtlantisHD
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:MikeKane
Comment Utility
Usually, you could just buy a 2nd unit and setup a site to site tunnel.   However, with the additional hurdle of the remote office being behind another router, this might be a no-go.  

These routers only do IPSEC tunnels from site to site.  
Here's the reference: ftp://downloads.netgear.com/files/DG834Gv5_UM_11Mar10.pdf   Look at page 6-18 for the section you want.  

Since the proposed unit would sit behind another router, that router must have a config that would allow the appropriate ports and protocol into the proposed netgear for a site to site to function.    

You should confirm with the site admin that this would be do-able before even considering a solution like this.  


0
 

Author Comment

by:AtlantisHD
Comment Utility
Hi Thanks for the info, I have looked through those pages and didn’t realise how old the router was.
Could you recommend a router that would work with it, alternatively a pair of routers or router (head office) + access point (satellite office).
You can probably tell this is my first hardware VPN, and I just want to make it as simple as possible for  me and inexspensive for them :)

Thanks,

Tim
0
 
LVL 33

Accepted Solution

by:
MikeKane earned 250 total points
Comment Utility
The model of router doesn't really matter as much in this case as the need to ensure that the upstream router (the one that is not under your control) will support a downstream VPN.    Without that support, you really can't get this done since almost all Site to Site VPNs will have some requirements.      You need to find out how willing those admins would be when it comes to helping you here.


0
 

Author Comment

by:AtlantisHD
Comment Utility
Thats all I needed to know that I can use any as long as it supports downstream, and of course if the admins at the other office will be helpful.

Many Thanks for your time on this.

Tim
0

Featured Post

How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Cisco ASA 5500 Series Site-to-Site Azure 6 44
Unable to RDP on VPN 12 39
IKEv2 VS  SSTP 4 74
SSL RA VPN 7 72
When you connect to your workplace's VPN, you may not notice that you are using your workplace's servers to serve up webpages.  This might be undesirable since the workplace can log all the places you've been.  It also might be very slow to load pag…
Some of you may have heard that SonicWALL has finally released an app for iOS devices giving us long awaited connectivity for our iPhone's, iPod's, and iPad's. This guide is just a quick rundown on how to get up and running quickly using the app. …
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now