Login to customer site from company

Dell / INSPIRION
April 19, 2009 at 23:39:58
Specs: Windows XP, 2.4/512
I am disabled and work from home part time. One particular assignment requires me to login the customer network in London. The customer only allows access to its network from my company's network in chicago. My home is in Toronto. I have been managing to do my work by doing RDP from toronto to a computer in chicago and then logging in to the customer website. However, it is increasingly becoming difficult due to latency in RDP.
I tried to see if I can VPN into my customer network and then again VPN to london. I used windows XP VPN but once I am on a VPN connection to my company's VPN server in chicago, I do not get access to any computer on the LAN in chicago, let alone access internet through the VPN in chicago (i.e. an internet website should see my ip address as a computer in chicago and not in toronto). I finally realized that doing double VPN (toronto to chicago, then chicago to london from the same computer) is not possible.

So are there any other ideas. If I don't get a solution to this, it will jeopardize my assignment and my only way of making a living


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#1
April 20, 2009 at 06:40:16
What about a PPP connection through your ISP to the Chicago office? I don't know what it would cost or if it's worth it.

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#2
April 20, 2009 at 10:56:23
Thanks for your response. Isn't VPN to chicago akin to a PPP connection? My understanding is that it is for my purposes and since the VPN did not work, the PPP will not work either

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#3
April 20, 2009 at 12:32:55
Set RDP to lower requirements. Lower color, no sound and such.

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#4
April 20, 2009 at 12:57:18
You said that you wanted an IP address from Chicago in Toronto.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios...

Read Feature Overview. Would that help?

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#5
April 21, 2009 at 00:21:03
Thanks guapo and jefro.
Jefro
Reducing RDP bandwidth does not alter the performance much(screen refreshes/screen switching improve marginally). Moreover the issue is more due to latency from what I have experienced (e.g.mouse click taking some time to register and by that time I have clicked several times already so something else opens up)

guapo
The feature overview is good but will require Cisco appliances to be installed. My employer is not going to pay for it just for me.

I was thinking along the lines of tunneling ALL the internet data from my computer to a dedicated computer in chicago and then programming it (somehow) to send the London bound data on VPN. Wishful thinking though at present.
I was hoping raw sockets etc can do this.


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#6
April 21, 2009 at 06:17:29
What protocols do you need to use? Exactly, what is your job? Do you need FTP to transfer files? Are you editing a web page?

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