VPN setup w/ Win 2003 server (conn 2 offices AND home users)

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by clay, Apr 9, 2004.

  1. clay

    clay Guest

    Yes, and thanks for all of the information - but if there
    are *already* routers to the Internet for each respective
    LAN, and the VPN appliances (Win2K3 server end-point
    routers (NOT DC's)) are using this same connection to the
    internet (to provide VPN connectivity), how does a user
    workstation determine which router to use?
    I was told that the user workstation should be able to use
    the router on thier respective LAN to access the Internet,
    and use the end-point router when needing to access the
    other network resource(s). Is there a suggested

    clay, Apr 9, 2004
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  2. this may help. quoted form http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    Routing order

    If you have two NICs in the same subnet on one w2k/xp computer, you wonder
    which NIC is been used as primary NIC to access the Internet. In most cases,
    when adding the second NIC on a w2k/xp computer, the first one is the
    primary NIC. You may change the order by going to Advanced menu of the
    Network Connection>Advanced Settings>Adapter and Bindings. If the settings
    doesn't work (by default, the faster NIC will be chooses as primary NIC) or
    if you want to override the settings, you can assign metric # manually by
    going to the Properties of the Network Connection>the Properties of the
    Network Connection>Advanced.

    For more and other information, go to http://www.ChicagoTech.net

    Don't send e-mail or reply to me except you need consulting services.
    Posting on MS newsgroup will benefit all readers and you may get more help.

    Robert Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN, Anti-Virus, Tips & Troubleshooting on
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties.

    Robert L [MS-MVP], Apr 9, 2004
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  3. clay

    clay Guest

    Yes, thank you - I am looking at the ChicagoTech site, but
    I am not using dual NICs. I wish to create 2 end-point VPN
    appliances/routers out of 2 cheap computers with Win2K3
    Server on it. This was suggested and the purchase has been
    made. It was suggested to me that this is the most
    straight-forward method (except that Win2K Server was

    OK - Now that I have my two networks which point to their
    respective cable router (default gateway) to access the
    Internet and I've created these end-point routers (to
    access the other network), how do I tell the workstations
    of each network that in order to see the other network,
    that the new end-point router is to be used instead of the
    cable router (that is set up as the default gateway)? How
    do I configure the networks to use their OWN cable router
    when accessing Internet resources and the new end-point
    VPN appliances/routers when they wish to access the other
    network (assuming that the end-point routers use the cable
    routers as that is the only access to the Internet)?

    clay, Apr 9, 2004
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