Setting up a VPN
Ok im really sorry for asking this relatively amateur question but I am still trying to learn here.
After reading about VPN's, I think I understand how it works. This is what I am trying to accomplish:
I connect to my home network from the road via VPN. I get an IP address via DHCP (on the same internal IP range as the rest of my network) and become a part of my homes network even though I am not physically there. I can do things such as Remote Desktop to different computers in my home, grab file shares, e.g. It's basically exactly if I'm at home.
Here's my scenario. I have my home network secured with PFsense as the router/firewall/gateway. From my understanding IPSec, PPOE, and PP2P are different types of VPN protocols. It sounds like IPsec is the best one so lets say I choose that. Now, do I basically just enable it from PFsense and that becomes a "server?" Or do I need some kind of separate server software? What settings would I use for "remote gateway" and "remote subnet?"
And for the client, I just set it up using Vista's built in client?
EDIT: Ok it looks like Vista's client uses PPTP so im going to try that out for starters. There are 2 fields that im not sure what to do with.
Server address- Enter the IP address the PPTP server should use on its side for all clients.
Remote address range-Specify the starting address for the client IP address subnet.
The PPTP server will assign 16 addresses, starting at the address entered above, to clients.
I thought that PFsense assigns IP's based on DHCP from the same range to all clients? Do I put a different range here? If so, will I still be able to access resources on my home network?
My current setup is: 192.168.0.0/24
In the first box for example, if I put 192.168.1.1 and in the second box 192.168.1.10/24, will I still be able to access network resources from the 192.168.0.x range?
GruensFroeschli last edited by
I wouldnt use PPTP because it's outdated and shouldnt be used in a new setup.
Try OpenVPN since it's really easy and there are already how-to's around.
Take a look at the OpenVPN subforum.
In this thread are some links on where to find what: