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vpn test - laptop & phone to 3mobile & actual network via virgin - will this work

Posted on 2012-03-16
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hi ive configured a domain network via win 2003 & isa 2006 receiving internet access via my isp virgin media - residential netgear router box and also added relevant remote vpn configurations.  (this is just a simple test to confirm my dhcp allocates an address which it does).

normally i would go to my friends house and gain access to the internet by plugging a cable into their hub.

question 1.  as i can also gain internet access via my laptop access and '3 mobile phone' that is plugged into the 'usb', which has a built-in modem. could i connect to my network at the same residential location in order to test properly my remote vpn connection ?

i assume i can as both my network and mobile phone are on 2 different networks although located in the same location.
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you can use that VPN too on your pc to get access with the internet, and of course via your mobile phone as modem, if its supported by your mobile.
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yes my mobile phone is plugged into my laptop and provides internet access.

so if my mobile phone has internet access via my laptop, can i configure a vpn connection so that i can logon to my local network via my 2nd isp ?
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hi yes u were correct my mobile phone connected via a 'cable' to my laptop and it did allow me to connect remotely to my isp via my vpn.

i was also able to 'telnet' to my cisco switch, which i configured as an extra!

there was 2 things i had forgotten to do:

- i had not opened isa2006/vpn properties and completed step 2 to locate the windows group' i had already created in 'aduc'.

- netgear router 'gui' box was: pptp port 1723 now added.  i did not add before as i did not see it in the list!!

i also went to a friends house and connected my laptop to their 'sky router box' and i did not even have to allow pptp port 1723' as it still let me logon!!

all sorted
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although you gave me the right answer i was hoping i would get another response to my 2nd question but i stuck with it and yes you were right!!
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