VPN Setup - First time, Please advise

arotin

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Hello,

Disclaimer : im new to the whole VPN thing, and my networking skills arent the greatest so please bare with me and i aplogize in advance.. thank you :)


I want to setup a vpn server so i can connect to my home network from anywhere...

Here is what i have at home :

ISP modem.router (all in one) with dhcp turned off..
Windows server - (dhcp services turned on)
and my other computers connect to the router.

I do not have a second vpn router.. i tried my friends ddwrt and it would not work, now i know if i turned my current modem/router to act only as a modem and bought a vpn router i should be fine... but i was wondering if there was a way i can make my own vpn server without the second router.


Please advise,

Thank you
 

gbb0330

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VPN only, it will connect you to your network.
No remote desktop.

 

gbb0330

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1. on your windows server enable routing and remote access - there is a wizard, just go through the steps, setup is pretty straight forward
2. on your ISP modem / router port forward 1723 to the IP of the windows server
3. its a good idea to call your ISP and request a static IP, otherwise your public IP address may change when you are away from home and you will not be able to connect.
 

arotin

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Will this actually just connect me to my network? or just remote desktop into my windows server?, also i tried something like this before and when trying to connect i got an error 800... i however did not enable routing, ill try again with that.

also if this is strictly vpn and not remote desktop - i should be able to connect mac devices too right ?


thank you

 

gbb0330

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VPN only, it will connect you to your network.
No remote desktop.

 


Because he is trying to VPN to his home network, what do you mean exactly?
 

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