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Topic # 5531 5-Nov-2005 13:00
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Can anyone please help me out im currently working as a pc technician and my networking skills are a bit rusty especially wireless networking.I have been sent out on a job today basically to setup a small wireless network in an office there is a laptop with a wireless card existing and working i have installed a desktop pc in the same room and i need to set up a connection between both.(Sounds easy doesnt it?)But the problem is there is a vpn installed and connects to the main office around 200 miles away.At the moment the laptop is connected to it and also has full internet access.Now heres the real tough bit there is no modem visible the laptop is connected by a cat 5 cable straight into the wall socket and I think there must be a server somewhere in the building but i dont want to go near it.I just want the desktop pc connected the same way as the laptop and i want both computers to share the internet and vpn connection.Any ideas im really stuck on this one would i be better installing a wireless router or wireless hub or a wireless bridge any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Reply # 22679 5-Nov-2005 13:07
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Welcome to Geekzone...

If the laptop is not using a fixed IP address (i.e. there's a DHCP server on your network), then you could have a router (with ethernet ports) connected to the wall - and then give addresses to the laptop and new PC.

The problem are:

1.if the VPN server requires the clients to be on a specific network range, using the router could cause problems (you might want the router to hand out addresses on the same range as the other network, but ten you will probably run into a conflict)
2.if the router is not allowed to give out addresses in the other network, then the VPN may not work (some routers allow only one VPN connection, due to NAT restrictions).

It's a tough call. You should really chck with the network administrator on this company, since this person will be able to tell you what available options are.






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Reply # 22680 5-Nov-2005 13:08
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Also, you could share the network connection between your laptop and desktop via ICS or Bridge for example - but most VPN software will not work over shared connections, for security reasons.






 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 22681 5-Nov-2005 13:17
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guys you have been great i was getting worried about what to recommend to the customer to buy when i visited today i wrote down the connection settings from the existing vpnand they were as follows:

WAN MINIPORT=PPTP
DEVICE TYPE=VPN
SERVER=PPP
TRANSPORT=TCP/IP
AUTHENTICATION=MSCHAP2
ENCRYPTION=MPPE40
COMPRESSION=NONE
PPPMULTILINK=OFF
SERVER IP=192.168.16.3
CLIENT=192.168.16.205

HOST IP=81.168.95.154

USE THE FOLLOWING= 10.0.0.137
SUB=255.255.255.0
GATEWAY= 10.0.0.10
DNS=195.112.4.4
ALT DNS=158.152.1.58

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