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Hey guys.

I am working on a project where I need to create a VPN over the internet. Problem is that I need the vpn to bridge both ends to the local networks, similar to how wireless WDS creates a layer 2 bridge.

A DHCP server will be at one end and needs to issue ip's to computers at the other end and we cannot have a vpn client on every pc which was my other idea.

I was thinking of windows xp's built in vpn because the server end can bridge to the local network but I dont know about the client end.

To make this more interesting, I am hoping that through the 10mb connection, the vpn could handle 6mb.

I am also open to a reasonably priced hardware based bridge and can easily find vpn servers built into various models of routers, but i cannot seem to find any routers with vpn clients built in.




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  #227051 20-Jun-2009 21:28
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Best bet would be to get a couple of Mikrotik RouterOS boxes or some reliable routers and run DD-WRT.



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  #227052 20-Jun-2009 21:33
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sbiddle: Best bet would be to get a couple of Mikrotik RouterOS boxes or some reliable routers and run DD-WRT.



Does DD-WRT have a vpn server and a vpn client in it?
I have never really thought of using microtik stuff except for wireless networks - which they are far to complicated for me to program without a web interface so I avoid them. But it never occured to me I could just use a microtik router with DD-WRT.




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  #227053 20-Jun-2009 21:34
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Auctually I may be getting my confidence confused. I have used open-wrt??? I think with a linksys AP at a local motel

edit: oh yes it was DD-WRT on a linksys WRT54g - just looked up the screenshots on google. If it has a vpn server and client built in then I guess this would work.

I will look into this more tomorrow.

Anyone got some other ideas, preferably something that will run on a spare pc? And doesnt require much knowledge or no knowledge of linux?




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  #227058 20-Jun-2009 22:07
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The idea is that the pc's can run off of the Small Business Server 2008 / file server, and access files etc. and subsequently all the internet traffic from the branch office goes through the main internet connection of the main office. The second and remote branch net connections are only used to tunnel the vpn back to the main office.




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Hey Ray,

I would say the Mikrotik with a EoIP bridge over either a ipsec vpn (if you require security) or direct over the net would work the best.

I personally don't use the cli or web interface of the microtik's, Winbox is your friend.




Hmmmm




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  #230532 3-Jul-2009 00:52
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So will any microtik router boxes do the EoIP bridging or is there specific models required?




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  #230533 3-Jul-2009 01:04
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Any one will, as long as the license supports it.




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  #230537 3-Jul-2009 05:01
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If the layer 2 requirement is just to support DHCP then you might try using DHCP relay.

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