"Gitendra" <c2gaustralia@newsgroup> wrote in message
> Thank you. I will setup two Netgear Prosafe FVS318 or FVS338 VPN Boxes.
> Unless there is a better recommendation. Some follow-up queries.
> As I understand for the Box to Box VPN to work both offices have to be on
> different subnets?
> Also, how do I get the packets destined to an office to go through the Box
> to Box VPN rather that the existing internet connection?
> Also, will setting up the Box to Box VPN mess up the PPTP VPN on the
> server at the main office?
> The scenario has to stay, Main Office DC running DNS & DHCP. Branch office
> having 2 Workgroup PC's with a NAS share.
> Thanks again.
Setting up a tunnel VPN with the two boxes will not harm the PPTP VPN
connection at the main office. HOwever, you may have to create a static
route on the VPN server at the main office so someone using the PPTP VPN
will have access to the subnet at the other office.
When you setup a tunnel, traffic is automatically routed to the other office
through the VPN when someone in office A requests a resource in B, and vice
versa. Internet traffic for users in A, in this example, will still use the
internet connection in office A, and vice versa, so internet bound traffic
is not using the VPN tunnel, only office to office traffic will be.
If I may suggest, if the Netgear offers direct VPN, you can use that for
PPTP or possibly IPSec VPN (if it supports it) for client VPNs. I would also
suggest, if you use this setup, to create a separate subnet only for VPN
users so when they connect, they will get an IP only in that subnet. It's
easier to identify the VPN users by their IP registered into DNS.