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Use Cisco 1841 to VPN into Windows Server?

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Jul 13th, 2012
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I am resorting to posting on here because every google search for the past week leads me to nothing but how to set up the Cisco router as a VPN server.  This isnt what I want.

I have a client who has a Windows Server in a colocation data center.  The customer has to setup a VPN connection on each of the desktops and laptops that need to connect which is becoming a nightmare for usability.  Would it be possible to drop in a Cisco 1841 and use that to “site-to-site” VPN into the Windows Server. No hardware firewall or Cisco box is on the other end. 

The server/clients are currently using PPTP but I would most likely end up reconfiguring the server with L2TP or any other more secure protocol that the server and Cisco device support.

Thanks for the help!

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paolo bevilacqua Fri, 07/13/2012 - 15:26
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The best is that you place a small router where the server is. This way you have no limitation in doing any VPN type you want.

Thomas Beaver Fri, 07/13/2012 - 19:04
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Unfortunately this isnt an option due to the setup.  The servers are virtual and the extra rack space would add quite a bit to the monthly bill.  I was pretty sure this would work, but didnt want to try without hearing from someone who has attempted it.


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