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-== About VPNs == 
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A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a virtual tunnel through the internet to your local area network. This allows you to not only use local network resources, such as printers or file servers, from anywhere you have an internet connection but also gives you a safe tunnel to browse the web through. Using a VPN you can browse web sites from a free access point at a hotel without worrying about others seeing your data. This is also a common way to bypass web content filters. Another solution for VPN would be setting up and configuring [[OpenVPN]] to better fit you needs A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a virtual tunnel through the internet to your local area network. This allows you to not only use local network resources, such as printers or file servers, from anywhere you have an internet connection but also gives you a safe tunnel to browse the web through. Using a VPN you can browse web sites from a free access point at a hotel without worrying about others seeing your data. This is also a common way to bypass web content filters. Another solution for VPN would be setting up and configuring [[OpenVPN]] to better fit you needs
For more information see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VPN the Wikipedia article on VPNs] For more information see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VPN the Wikipedia article on VPNs]
-== How to setup a VPN with PPTP ==+=VPN with PPTP=
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On DD-WRT, go to the Administration->Services and set PPTP server to active, save the changes, then set the IP of router (192.168.1.1) for the server IP, and under Client IP(s) set a range for connections. (192.168.1.20-29 for example of a ten client set up) On DD-WRT, go to the Administration->Services and set PPTP server to active, save the changes, then set the IP of router (192.168.1.1) for the server IP, and under Client IP(s) set a range for connections. (192.168.1.20-29 for example of a ten client set up)
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If you have Problems to see your Neighbourhood or Programs like VNC,Remote Desktop are not working, than you should Disable the Loopback Adapter under Administration->Management in your Router. If it does not work, than it is also useful to edit your new VPN Connection under Properties -> TCP/IP -> Advanced -> and select use Standard Gateway of the Remote Network. With this Option you are full inside the Routers Network, all Traffic include your Surfing is then over your VPN Connect. With both Settings, you are full integrated in the Remote Lan. If you have Problems to see your Neighbourhood or Programs like VNC,Remote Desktop are not working, than you should Disable the Loopback Adapter under Administration->Management in your Router. If it does not work, than it is also useful to edit your new VPN Connection under Properties -> TCP/IP -> Advanced -> and select use Standard Gateway of the Remote Network. With this Option you are full inside the Routers Network, all Traffic include your Surfing is then over your VPN Connect. With both Settings, you are full integrated in the Remote Lan.
-== References ==+=External Links=
 +*[http://blog.eukhost.com/2006/06/08/virtual-private-networks More info on VPN]
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 +=References=
DoC_DaR in [http://forum.bsr-clan.de/viewtopic.php?p=23607 this thread] DoC_DaR in [http://forum.bsr-clan.de/viewtopic.php?p=23607 this thread]
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-'''External Links''' 
-*[http://blog.eukhost.com/2006/06/08/virtual-private-networks More info on VPN] 

Revision as of 05:48, 31 October 2006

A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a virtual tunnel through the internet to your local area network. This allows you to not only use local network resources, such as printers or file servers, from anywhere you have an internet connection but also gives you a safe tunnel to browse the web through. Using a VPN you can browse web sites from a free access point at a hotel without worrying about others seeing your data. This is also a common way to bypass web content filters. Another solution for VPN would be setting up and configuring OpenVPN to better fit you needs

For more information see the Wikipedia article on VPNs

VPN with PPTP

On DD-WRT, go to the Administration->Services and set PPTP server to active, save the changes, then set the IP of router (192.168.1.1) for the server IP, and under Client IP(s) set a range for connections. (192.168.1.20-29 for example of a ten client set up)

Under Chap Secret put in username * password * for example: testmachine * password1234 * ( The "*" are NOT a Placeholder, they must be there ! ) Use no capital letters. Also avoid using the # character since this breaks pptp. (This also applies to the router administration password that is included by default in the password file for pptpd.)

Now on your PC select Create new Connection under Control Panel -> Network Connections. Select Connect to Network at my Workplace, then select Virtual Private Connection, give it a name (home link). Select what applies, dial up or LAN. Type the WAN IP address of your router, it must be static address or an address through DynDNS.org or the likes. (Thanks loxza)

Then at connect window, type the username and password you used earlier under Chap Secret (in our example: testmachine:password1234). Use no capital letters.

For more information on setting up a VPN connection in Windows XP see this article.

For other Windows versions see this link.

If you have Problems to see your Neighbourhood or Programs like VNC,Remote Desktop are not working, than you should Disable the Loopback Adapter under Administration->Management in your Router. If it does not work, than it is also useful to edit your new VPN Connection under Properties -> TCP/IP -> Advanced -> and select use Standard Gateway of the Remote Network. With this Option you are full inside the Routers Network, all Traffic include your Surfing is then over your VPN Connect. With both Settings, you are full integrated in the Remote Lan.

External Links

References

DoC_DaR in this thread