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Setting up VPN on simple network

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Hello

we currently have a fairly simple setup

internet > router > 3 desktop computers (windows vista) and cctv

we would like to access the cctv camera from off site.  currently when on LAN we enter the local ip adress of the cctv and can view and move cameras.  we would like to be able to do this from off site.  

is the easiest way to do this to create a VPN connection to one of the computers in the office (i dont believe the router has options to be set up as a VPN server)

any help or advice would be appreciated
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hello

thank you for your help

i am actually helping a friend and the company is very small, hence not even having a server.  like what you have mentioned i have reccommended the following options.



VPN router – need to buy another router (approx. £50) and needs static IP but once setup is really nice to use
VPN on computer – needs computer to be left on and needs static ip address but is fairly simple
Log me in – does not require new router or static ip addess.  But does need computer left on and is a bit cumbersome
 


the router would be a dd-wrt router hence the price and the other options are essentially cheaper and simpler to set up but less elegant.

does this seem like the logical choices available?
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