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Setting up VPN between buildings RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm looking at getting a VPN router to connect 5 different buildings like they were part of the same network.

    What protocol would I need for VPN to be able to do this?

    As in, Building A could access files stored on a server in Building B or Building B could RDP into a computer in building A.

    Does anyone know of a good, cheap VPN router that can do this?

    Thanks!



    • Edited by Susan_773 Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:48 PM
    Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:10 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Thanks for posting in the forum.

    Why not use a common router? VPN router is much more expensive and complex.

    I recommend you refer to the following link:

    https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/how-to-install-vpn-on-a-router/

    Hope this can help you.

    Best regards,

    Hollis


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    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 5:44 AM
  • Hello Susan_773,

    What connectivity currently exists between the 5 buildings? A "VPN" (Virtual Private Network) provides a "virtual" "private network" on top of some "real" (normally "public") network. A "real" network of some sort is a prerequisite.

    If the devices in each of the 5 buildings currently have access to the Internet then it should be possible to build a VPN network that connects the devices within the buildings. If the VPN is intended to support a "business" then choosing the appropriate devices and configuration may well require local professional advice; if the VPN is just intended as a "play" environment, connecting (say) 5 private residences, then given some more information about the current set-up it might be possible to think of some ad hoc way of creating a VPN.

    Gary

    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 4:17 PM