VPN at home

March 4, 2009 at 14:23:47
Specs: Windows Vista, 3.2 P4
Looking to setup a VPN at home in the next couple of weeks. I have all the details worked out but I am wondering do I sign in to VPN on my computers at home at which the VPN is setup or just when I am a way from home.

I read that it is more secure and you can surf anonymous by signing in even from the network the VPN is set up at. That would be great but I don't want to notice a drop in my speed.

The VPN will be handled by IPCop firewall. My desktops are all on the green trusted zone and my laptops are on the blue.


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#1
March 4, 2009 at 15:50:45
"surf anonymous" --- no

Most likely you will loose speed.


http://www.ipcop.org/index.php?modu...

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#2
March 5, 2009 at 06:10:14
Oh well on the surfing anonymous not a big deal. My main concern is rather or not I will have to sign in to VPN while at home. I would assume not, that I could just use home network like normal. I really only want the VPN while away from home. If I set up a VPN on IPCop I can still access my home net work through my blue zone like normal correct not have to go through VPN.

Sorry if this got a little confusing.


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#3
March 5, 2009 at 14:02:59
VPN's are good but they require a way to access the each end. Both IP and ports have to known and open in the correct direction. Also depending on vpn your isp has to support it. Some very secure vpn's are difficult to use across the web. Some by reason of being secure and some by reason that they don't support non-routable protocols.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#4
March 5, 2009 at 14:51:27
Have you reviewed this?

http://thinkhole.org/wp/2006/03/28/...

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#5
March 6, 2009 at 12:22:15
Wanderer I come across that blog and it was very helpful but I what I am wondering is will I have to use the vpn once setup from within my home network? Or can I just start my pc and open firefox like normal.

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