How to create a remote wifi connected office.
Posted on 2016-11-09
We have a need for a satellite office that can function just like it is local. A VPN point to point would be the normal way, but the caveat is that the remote office location is serviced with wifi connections only. We have Cisco anyconnect available and that works great for the PC, but the phone is another story. I need to find a IP phone that can use wifi connections, and be able to establish a VPN tunnel back to the office. The cisco phones can do this, but only IF you are using Cisco connection manager. We have an Avaya system instead.
Another option would be to find a way for a PC or device that can establish the VPN tunnel, and then share the connection to a mini network at the remote office. Windows used to be able to 'share this connection', but I don't know if that is still available on win10.
An additional desire is that the remote network be wifi.
So I'm looking for ideas and possible hardware suggestions.