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Old 10-12-2007, 02:24 AM   #1
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Need help with vpn solution connecting two diffrent networks.


Im trying to implement a VPN solution at home with my brother. Didnt know anything about VPN when i started, but know alittle bit now. Apparantly not enough. This is what i want to do:

I have two networks, the network at my place (Network1) which is atm and my brothers network (Network2) which is .

Both our networks looks kind of the same. 1 router with all the clients and servers connected to it. Both windows and Linux boxes, even xboxes.

We want to connect these networks into one big network, ie smb sharing (windows), to play games on local network and stream stuff to the xboxes. And it to be online 24/7. We both have 100/100mbit connections so bandwith wont be a problem.

What ive done so far:
My router, network1, is a linksys wrt54gl 1.1 router so ive istalled dd-wrt-vpn on it. Ive got pptp vpn goin, my brother connects with his windows box to my network. Not what i want but a step on the way =). My brothers router doesnt support dd-wrt or openwrt so cant do much on it. It says thou that it has support for ipsec passthroug and pptp passtrhoug.

My thoughts on how to do this is seting up to unix boxes behind the routers with openvpn servers installed running ipsec vpn. Is this possible? If so how do i do it?

Thanks in advance!

Old 10-12-2007, 02:27 PM   #2
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I use OpenVPN running on Linux - it also runs equally well on Windows. I run it in router mode but you can also run it in bridging mode ie both sides of the tunnel are bridged and act as parts of one network. I run it only as many clients to one server but there are lots of cinfiguration options including the ability to publish client networks back to the server so I guess it can do whatever you want. have a look at the OpenVPN website - their docs are very good and I reckon you can set it up after reading the manual in a very short time.


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