VPN connection to my office

Posted on 2011-04-27
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a D-Link 655 router ( at home and an OpenBSD firewall at the office that was set up as a VPN Server (it connects now to another office via IPSec).
What is the easiest way for me to establish a VPN from my home Windows 7 PC to the office?
Question by:mihaisz
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    Hi your easiest option would be to create a PPTP VPN to the office but of course your OpenBSD Firewall would need to have this enabled and you'll need a username and password configured on it.

    This will allow you to create a VPN connection on demand and is the simplest to configure.

    If you need any help I can try my best to point you in the right direction however I'm not really familiar with OpenBSD. What VPN Server is it actually running?

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    So, I assume that the steps are:

    1. Configure OpenBSD as a VPN server.

    2. Open some ports in my D-link router from home.

    3. Configure Windows 7 as a VPN client (PPTP).

    We can figure out 1 and 2.
    Could you send me some instructions for 3 (configure my Win 7 PC as a VPN client)?
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    Hi Mihaisz

    1. Correct, OpenBSD needs to be configured as a PPTP VPN Server.
    2. There should be no need to open any ports on your D-link however on the OpenBSD Server side you may need to open ports if it is behind another firewall. The PPTP Port is 1723 make sure this is open to the internet, you can check this by going to Shields Up on and doing a custom port scan of port 1723.
    3. As for configuring the Windows 7 PPTP Client its pretty straight forward.

    A. Click Start and type in search box: Setup VPN and select the option Set up a virtual private network (VPN) connection.
    B. In the wizard enter in the External IP or DNS Name of the OpenBSD Server.
    C. Give the Connection a Friendly Name, i.e Work VPN
    D. You can put a Tick in the box allow other people to use this connection if you need.
    E. Next
    F. Enter the Username and Password for the PPTP Server that you would have configured on the OpenBSD Server, note this will not be your Windows Domain Login, also ignore Domain.
    G. You can tick Remember Password if you like.
    H. Click Connect and your done.
    I. To connect to the VPN when you need to simply click on the Network Icon beside your Clock on the Task Bar and Select the Work VPN then click connect. Do Disconnect do the same except it will give the option for Disconnect.

    Hope that helps you out.

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