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Asus router to Asus router VPN

Go-Bruins
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Hi all,

I'm setting up a test VPN from one location to another, using two Asus high-end consumer routers (AC66U and AC68U).

On the office side (AC66U), I've set up the VPN Server settings:

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On the home side (AC68U), I've set up the VPN Client settings:

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The routers show that the tunnel has been established. Because I'm using hardware VPN, it means that I don't have to use Windows as a VPN client, correct?

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So once the tunnel has been established, I'm a little lost as to what this implies. I'm thinking that the computers on the office side should now be available to me, as well as the shared folders, but I don't see them in the Network Neighborhood. If I try to ping the static IP of the Server on the office side, it fails.

What am I doing wrong? Thanks in advance.
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Systems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)
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Correct you won't need to connect each clieqnt pc.

You need some kind of route information on the router;

Office IP range 192.168.1.0/24
Home IP range 192.168.2.0/24

On the office router you would need to create a static route entry for traffic going to 192.168.2.0/24 go over VPN tunnel

On the home router you would then create a similar route for traffic going to 192.168.1.0/24 go over VPN tunnel

You can also configure dynamic routes OSPF or BGP

DirkMare

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Ok, let's assume the router on the office side is 192.168.1.1. So on the VPN Server tab of the office router, the setting for "Client IP address" must be 192.168.1.xxx, correct? It can't be 192.168.10.xxx, for example?

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And it sounds like on the home side, the IP range cannot be the same as the office side. So for example, it must be something like 192.168.2.xxx - as long as it's not something like 192.168.1.xxx?

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On a side note, the server at the office will soon be running Server 2012 R2. I've read that it has VPN built-in? I'm not sure what it's called. And all our workstations are Windows 7.

So in essence, should I be learning Windows VPN instead of futzing with router VPN?

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Thank you.