Static Route


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Steve W

Hi,

I am using a W2k server for VPN for occasional home users to connect to the
LAN.

Now I need to set up a permanent VPN connection to replace a leased line. I
figure the best way to do this is to get another broadband connection to the
Internet, and buy a specialised router that will permanently connect to the
same type of router at the other site.

However, I don't want to change anything about my existing broadband
connection. I need to set up a static route on the LAN to direct traffic for
the remote site to the new, intended router.
The existing leased line connection is set up as a bridge, and we're all on
the same subnet.

Can I accomplish this change by just setting a static route on the RAS
server? How would I go about this? Will this affect the existing Internet
connection on the LAN? (its a ADSL router set as the default gateway).

Thanks for your help in advance,

SW
 
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Robert L [MS-MVP]

yes, you can. make the rouitng look like these: to 0.0.0.0 using the first gateway; to 192.168.1.0 (vpn) point to the 2nd router.
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Hi,

I am using a W2k server for VPN for occasional home users to connect to the
LAN.

Now I need to set up a permanent VPN connection to replace a leased line. I
figure the best way to do this is to get another broadband connection to the
Internet, and buy a specialised router that will permanently connect to the
same type of router at the other site.

However, I don't want to change anything about my existing broadband
connection. I need to set up a static route on the LAN to direct traffic for
the remote site to the new, intended router.
The existing leased line connection is set up as a bridge, and we're all on
the same subnet.

Can I accomplish this change by just setting a static route on the RAS
server? How would I go about this? Will this affect the existing Internet
connection on the LAN? (its a ADSL router set as the default gateway).

Thanks for your help in advance,

SW
 
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Bill Grant

That shouldn't be a problem. As you know, you will need to put the
second site in a different IP subnet and use routing to get traffic across
the VPN link.

Using a second router for VPN and keeping your existing router as the
Internet gateway for the LAN will work OK. You can simply add a static route
to the gateway router to redirect the traffic for the second site to the VPN
router. If you can't add the route to this router, you would need to add it
to every machine which the remote site needs to "see" across the link.
(Otherwise the private traffic goes out to the Internet directly and is
lost).
 
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Brian Higgins

another (possiby cheaper) way to do this would be to install 2k or 2k3 at
the remote location and use RRAS's Demand Dial VPN connections. accomplishes
the same thing without a 2nd internet connection.

the remote side MUST be on a different subnet from the local side,
regardless of what connection meathod you choose, otherwise there can be no
route for the traffic to determine what path for the data to take.
 
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S W

Steve W said:
Hi,

I am using a W2k server for VPN for occasional home users to connect to
the LAN.

Now I need to set up a permanent VPN connection to replace a leased line.
I figure the best way to do this is to get another broadband connection to
the Internet, and buy a specialised router that will permanently connect
to the same type of router at the other site.

However, I don't want to change anything about my existing broadband
connection. I need to set up a static route on the LAN to direct traffic
for the remote site to the new, intended router.
The existing leased line connection is set up as a bridge, and we're all
on the same subnet.

Can I accomplish this change by just setting a static route on the RAS
server? How would I go about this? Will this affect the existing Internet
connection on the LAN? (its a ADSL router set as the default gateway).

Thanks for your help in advance,

SW
Thanks to all for your contributions. I'll be setting up the ADSL router to
redirect traffic.

Regards
SW
 

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