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Hello people.

I have kind of a problem; I have to set up a VPN connection... I need some clues as to what to do.

The router used is a linksys wrv54g, which is vpn capable.
There's an internal network, is the router's internal IP, the samba network server is , if I'm not mistaken. The external stuff is kinda odd. is the external IP, and through an external service it's all brought to the outside world. According to the provider, that's all set up fine and dandy for remote connections. then network domain is OFFICE , and the domain name WRCW.CC (sorry, can't provide the real names) apparantly it should be possible (at least, thats what they want) to connect to OFFICE.WRCW.CC from a remote vpn connection using QuickVPN.
This is basically all I know so far. How would I best go from here? Anyone knows what to do next?

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I've setup several VPNs in the past and they're fairly straightforward, but your explination is difficult to understand. There's several different types of VPNs. You indicate that the router supports VPN connectivity, which basically means that it can handle a router-to-router VPN connection where two remote networks are joined together via a tunneled connection through the Internet. QuickVPN, on the other hand, seems to indicate a temporary tunneled connection where the client "dials in" and temporarily becomes a part of the network (the common 'work from home' situation).

Router-to-router VPN connections tend to be the easiest to understand and setup. The routers connect and authenticate with each other and act as gateways, routing traffic to and from the remote network. There really isn't any further configuration unless you're looking to setup some kind of WINS proxy for NetBIOS name resolution over the VPN. If your router supports it, you could also setuprouter configuration protocols such as RIP(v2) and OSPWF.

My guess is that the QuickVPN solution is meant to be a "temporary" connection where the client joins the remote network temorarily and can access the resources of that network while connected. However, the remote VPN gateway will not route traffic to that client in the sense that a router-to-router VPN connection would allow. I'm not completely sure how the router supported VPN stuff works, since I've only ever used RRAS and Windows 2000/XP/2003 VPN solutions.

You'll have to mill around in the router settings and see if it'll allow you to configure "remote access clients."
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