Bridging VPN and LAN

Discussion in 'Networking' started by el-Capitan, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. el-Capitan

    el-Capitan Senior member

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    Objective is to watch my cable TV outside the house with help of my network enabled TV tuner.

    Here :

    WHS 2011 Server, behind a Verizon router (VPN passthrough only). Server's NIC is bridged to a Ceton infiniTV card so it is available within the LAN. This card is to be accessible outside.

    There :

    W7 HP with which we have successfully setup a VPN tunnel to the WHS with Windows-means.
    One Xbox 360 which has to be able to find the TV tuner within the above 'Here'-LAN.
    Both are in a LAN behind a router that is able to initiate a VPN connection.

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    Obviously i have no idea of what i am doing and my network knowledge is very limited. The first step I believe is to allow 'there' to access all resources on the 'here' network, but I don't know how. I have not been able to find a guide of sort via Google. Any pointers you guys can offer?:whiste:

    P.S. It will not be necessary to route There's internet traffic to Here.
     
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  3. IndyColtsFan

    IndyColtsFan Lifer

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    Please clarify -- you say "Both are in a LAN behind a router that is able to initiate a VPN connection." Is the router itself creating and maintaining a site-to-site tunnel, or are you saying that the router will pass VPN traffic from inside your "there" network (for example, someone located at "there" launches the Windows VPN client and connects to '"here").
     
  4. sonoma1993

    sonoma1993 Diamond Member

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    What kind of routers are you using at both locations? Ideal setup would be to do a site-to-site vpn between both routers.
     
  5. el-Capitan

    el-Capitan Senior member

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    Local Here is a Verizon branded ActionTec. This does NOT allow creating a VPN connection (my guess that VZ would limit this to their Enterprise devices). It will only allow passthrough (which works with Windows VPN Client). I do have a WRT54G with ddwrt in the closet, but I don't think it has the beef to work with my 80/35mb connection.

    The remote location has a Fritz!Box 3170 router which is able to initiate and maintain up to eight VPN connections by itself. I guess it could connect to my Windows VPN client behind the Actiontec?

    However, how do i give them access to my entire Here network from my WHS?
     
  6. IndyColtsFan

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    I'm not familiar with WHS, but in other versions of Windows Server, you'd use RRAS to perform routing between VPN clients and the internal LAN since the server is also the VPN endpoint. Many years ago, I had a Windows 2000 server at home running RRAS and it was a VPN endpoint and served as a router as well and I was able to access other systems on the network once VPNed in.

    On a larger scale, I designed a global VPN deployment several years ago using the base Microsoft VPN client (which we customized and pushed out the customizations) with ISA Servers as the VPN endpoints/gateways. In that case though, each ISA server had to be able to route between the VPN client subnet and 40 sites around the world and that was accomplished by a combination of changes on the actual Cisco routers and routing information added to RRAS.
     
  7. sabahm

    sabahm Junior Member

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    Follow the map of site-to-site vpn.That would be suggestable!