VPN Client to WS2008 R2 Server

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robyholmes
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 19:40    Post subject: VPN Client to WS2008 R2 Server Reply with quote
First information:
WRT54GL Running Standard DD-WRT 14929
Windows Server 2008 R2 running VPN Server

I would like to place the WRT54GL at a remote site and have a VPN connection from it to our main site running the server. I can't seem to get the inbuilt DD-WRT VPN Client to do anything, give errors or connect. Do I need the VPN Firmware and use the OpenVPN Client to connect? I have only connected to the VPN Server using Windows 7 inbuilt VPN client and that works fine from the remote site.
The idea is to enable us to manage a wireless access system at the remote site which needs software running locally. A VPN should allow us to run the software on the server at the main site and manage it from there.

Thanks a lot
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robyholmes
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 22:27    Post subject: Reply with quote
No takers for this? Looked high and low on forums for a answer but got nothing.
rseiler
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 17:47    Post subject: Reply with quote
Good luck with that. The PPTP client is pretty horrible, but if you get it working, do report back. You'll find some older threads about it by searching. Just a few:

http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=154541
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=52514
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=37089
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=154579

You don't need the VPN firmware, since that just gives you OpenVPN server/client and doesn't enhance PPTP server/client at all. You don't need the OpenVPN client unless you use the OpenVPN server.

Perhaps something like Hamachi would be better?
robyholmes
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 18:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks a lot for the reply.

Looking through them threads a lot have got the client connected but then having problems. I can't even get it connected at the moment.

I understand I don't need the VPN firmware so that's fine. Just how do I get any errors out the client gives when I save and apply the settings. At the moment nothing happens.

Also Hamachi is no good as I don't have any computers at the remote site other that guest computers. This remote site just has a WAG200G, WRT54GL (Running the DD-WRT) and a UniFi access point. To manage the access point I need software installed on a computer which I'm hoping can be here at the main site.

Thanks
robyholmes
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 20:59    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ok, progress has been made with this. The remote site WRT54GL router is at a friends so we can test it. Managed to solve the connections issues by following this guide:
http://devjar.me/post/17928026967/fix-pptp-client-on-dd-wrt

The problem I now have is the remote site can access my main network, but I can't access the remote site. I can't even ping the address my VPN Server has assigned.
These are the details:

Main Site:
172.16.32.0
255.255.248.0
172.16.32.1 - WRT310N DD-WRT Router
172.16.32.7 - Windows Server 2008 R2 VPN

Remote Site:
172.16.40.0
255.255.248.0
172.16.40.1 - WRT54GL DD-WRT Router/VPN Client
172.16.32.22 - WRT54GL VPN Assigned IP Address

I can't ping the 172.16.32.22 but any computer on the remote network can get to my servers by IP. I want traffic both ways possible. I'm guessing some static routes need to be setup at both ends for this but I should be able to ping the .22 address already and I can't.

Thanks
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