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My first VPN - Am I dense?

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For my home office I'm putting in a VPN. What I want to enable is remote access from a laptop or other computer, elsewhere in the world.

I've got a win2k8 server, multiple available ethernet ports, a TPLink r600VPN, a DSL modem/router.

The TP link setup is defeating me, and I'm almost sure its ignorance of terms and/or its limitations.

This device offers IPSec VPN. When I go to set it up, the instructions make sense for the various kinds of encryption, etc, but it starts asking for local IP ranges (ok, got that 192.168.0.0/24), local gateway (is that the cable modem's internal IP or external IP?) and then it wants the remote IP or domain.... Well, I'm never going to know that, and that's my point. Is there a *.* option that basically says the incoming connection might be from anywhere?

I want to be able fire up a VPN client, have it jump to the static IP of the exterior side of my DSL modem, that DSL modem send the incoming info to the TPlink ina DMZ, and then somehow authenticate/authorize so the remote user can then use Remote Desktop to access the server.

I'd like to set up two laptops to do this (only one at a time).

I read on various sites all about setting up VPN router to VPN router connections but that's not what I want, at least not as I see it.

Please point me to a how-to.

THank you.

JC
Date: Apr 21, 2017   


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