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Hardware VPN tunnel

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tbowland

 

hardware solutions require a static IP

 

 

You're so right. If you are going to rely on it being connected you must have a static IP. Some service suppliers renew IP very infrequently.....I've known them to stay the same for 6 months but they can change at anytime and often.

 

Because I want mine up 24/7 I use DYNDNS's free service "DYNDNS Free" . With a free account it must be used at minimum every 30 days or it will be canceled. For only 15 bucks a year they have the "DYNDNS Pro" account that wont cancel itself.

 

Works great for me.

 

tbowland

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pcdoc

Actually with some creative port forwarding you might be able to use you existing xxxxx.homeserver.com site. I use that for a bunch of stuff as it does a similar job to dyndns in that it provides a path. Never tried on VPN but it should work?

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usacomp2k3

I use no-ip for my dynamic DNS (along with the *.homeserver.com domain.

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pcdoc

If that is the case, can you not setup the VPN using existing routers (assuming they support VPN) and not any hardware?

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usacomp2k3

The only VPN support I have on the routers is pass-through. Not server/client. I'll do some more research there though. Could be a good solution.

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pcdoc

I would like to do the same with my daughter so let me know what you find out and I will do likewise.

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tbowland

 

I would like to do the same with my daughter so let me know what you find out and I will do likewise.

 

 

Love the idea of using the xxx.homeserver.com address. Not sure how that would work though.

 

Also remember if you are going to a specific computer<>computer rather then network<>network you can just use the VPN passthrough feature that most routers have and go directly through to a computer running windows software VPN.

 

But then I'm sure you have it worked out by now.

tbowland

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