Notebook - Internet - Home network –> possible?!
I've been surfing the net for a quite long time but still, I haven't found an answer to my question, or to be precise: I found differnet ones…
Well, here it comes. I have ADSL at home (dynamic IP) and would like to establish a VPN connection with a notebook (dynamic IP, too) using the internet.
Therefore I have a dyndns account set up (example.dyndns.org). Now I want to use my notebook to access my homelan from the outside using this dyndns since I cannot know the IP. Is it possible? Which client makes this possible? Any restrictions? Does VPN really need one static IP, isn't a "static" dyndns good enough - that way the client (notebook) "knows" the ip of my pfSensewall, doesn't it?
Is pfSense set up as a read-only system? Constant writing on a CF destroys it and that I don't want to happen ;-)
Does a vpn1411 card really do any good? Is it better to have one?
Thank you for your answers and sorry for my language...
In your "roadwarrior" scenario you can either use PPTP, IPSEC or OpenVPN. The easiest to set up is probably PPTP as every Windows has a build in PPTP Client (since w2k).
You can find a walkthrough at http://doc.m0n0.ch/handbook/pptp.html (it's the same for pfSense for these settings).
IPSEC and OpenVPN needs a client you have to install at your notebook. For IPSEC there are only few free clients (see http://pfsense.com/index.php?id=33 ) and OpenVPN is even harder to setup as you need to generate certificates and also install client software first. I think what you are looking for is PPTP.