VPN to VPN routers

Posted on 2012-09-07
Last Modified: 2016-05-01
i have a main office site running windows 2003 domain with a linksys vpn router at the perimeter and a static ip.

i have a remote site with a timeclock that will transmit a log in or out over a port (UDP) (ethernet connection). i need to connect a harware vpn solution to have the login and out be clocked into a file at the server. there is a service software that will do so if the clock was connected to a local hub or switch provided it was in the main site. does anybody have any suggestions of the easiest solution to extend the network to the remote site, it also has a static ip.

Question by:akassam
    LVL 24

    Expert Comment

    Might be too simple but why not put another Linksys vpn router at the remote site, since you are familiar with the hardware it should be easy enough to get the vpn up and running

    Or what router is on the other end?

    Basically any vpn type router will work, Draytek make a few good models for this type of stuff
    LVL 8

    Expert Comment

    Yes, a VPN connection between sites sounds like the right answer.  When implemented, you have one network on two subnets.  I definitely recommend that you have exactly the same VPN router on both ends.  Even different routers from the same manufacturer might not be compatible.  What router do you have at this point?  ...RG
    LVL 25

    Accepted Solution

    Here's a paper that may help.  The two site subnets must be different.

    Author Comment

    i have a linksys BEFVP41 on one end and need to purchase another. the problem is i cannot source the product new in canada at the moment can one  suggest a set of  new similiar priced products that they have experiance with and is easy to configure.

    LVL 16

    Expert Comment

    by:R. Andrew Koffron
    This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    Highfive + Dolby Voice = No More Audio Complaints!

    Poor audio quality is one of the top reasons people don’t use video conferencing. Get the crispest, clearest audio powered by Dolby Voice in every meeting. Highfive and Dolby Voice deliver the best video conferencing and audio experience for every meeting and every room.

    A lot of problems and solutions are available on the net for the error message "Source server does not meet minimum requirements for migration" while performing a migration from Small Business Server 2003 to SBS 2008. This error pops up just before …
    The problem of the system drive in SBS 2003 getting full continues to be an issue, even though SBS 2008 and SBS 2011 are both in the market place.  There are several solutions to this, including adding additional drive space or using third party uti…
    This video discusses moving either the default database or any database to a new volume.
    This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor ( If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…

    760 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

    13 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now