Solved How to connect to VPN using dynDNS

November 30, 2011 at 15:27:29
Specs: Windows 7
I recently moved out of state and have been working remotely. I just got a new internet provider who will not let me connect to my office VPN without a small business account which is ridiculous. I've been reading up on how to work around this and haven't been able to figure anything out. I've signed up for a dynDNS account but the truth is I have zero experience with this and don't know what I'm doing - most of the stuff I'm reading is a foreign language to me.

I can log into my router and change settings and I can get VPN info from my tech person and work so I just need to know what to do. I can't really work effectively without access to my network but I refuse to pay for a small business account!

I have a Motorola SGB841 modem/router in case that is helpful. Any help is welcome!


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#1
November 30, 2011 at 16:09:13
What about remote desktop instead?

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#2
November 30, 2011 at 21:54:38
If your ISP is not allowing you to connect to a VPN server then DynaDNS is not going to help you. Dyna DNS, as the name suggests, means Dynamic DNS and is used to connect to a remote server that has a dynamic IP address. Dyna DNS is implemented by the host, not by the client trying to connect.

All it does is keep a URL synchronised with a dynamic IP address for a server of some kind. It wont do much more use as far as connecting goes than a conventional DNS. If you normally connect to your VPN via a static IP address then DynaDNS is superfluous.

Unless you yourself are hosting the VPN server it is of no use to you at all.

Stuart


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#3
December 1, 2011 at 06:38:34
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Quite a few people use dyndns to update their wan url to the current dynamic ip address so they can then connect. They have a workstation with the dyndns client that in turn updates the dyndns site info for the wan url.

sharissadove what kind of office vpn do you have?
router based or server based?

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#4
December 1, 2011 at 10:01:36
I'm not sure but let me ask someone from the office. I'm thinking it's probably server based but let me verify.

Update: I've had confirmation that it is server based.


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December 1, 2011 at 16:24:46
OK server based.

Server have two network cards with one connected to the internet or is the server behind a router?

make/model of router?

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