Access home internet through VPN from public hotspot
I'd like to sit in a public wifi hotspot like coffee shop, connect via VPN to my local network at home and use my home internet connection (cable modem) to access the outside world. Does anyone have any experices in any Linksys/Cisco Products like Cisco RVS4000, Cisco RV042 that supposedly lets me to do this.
The main reason for this is that i had a share trading software which only permit connection from my home isp. Most of the times i will be travelling around the world for my business and i am unable to use this software.
I know I'd be getting a huge bandwidth hit by surfing via this method but I don't do that much heavy lifting while in coffee shops anyway, I just want to access this software.
For what it's worth I'm using a Windows 7 laptop, but I haven't even configured the router enough yet to have to worry about the client end of things...
The problem I see is you would like to VPN in from internet accesible places etc.. the Ipsec VPN in this scenario is not practical since you will need the vpn client installed on the machines .
The best solution I see is to use WebVPN, I do not believe these two products above support WebVPN, you will have to dig in above link to confirm, but frankly I did not see any WebVPN references , you will either need to find another linksys model that support ssl vpn such as the RVL200 model or use a Cisco Router or ASA capable of supporting this technology.
Based on SSL technology WebVPN allows you to use any Web browser anywhere to securely vpn into your home network and access resources in your LAN including internet from the far end, ASA5505 firewall for example support this technology in addition to various plug-in such as remote desktop connection etc..
Re: Access home internet through VPN from public hotspot
Raju, what you are refereing to is not realy a feature but a technique known as hairpining or internet on a stick, vpn applience can be configured as full VPN tunnel where ra client internet will traversed the tunnel and be mapped to head end VPN server.
As I read your requirement you need to load a share software that the destination only allows your home ISP Ip, hairpining allows RA client internet traffic go out your home ISP.
We have configured the outside and inside Interface with official ipv6 adresses, set a default route on outside Interface to our router, we also have definied a rule , which also gets hits, to permit tcp from inside Interface to any6.
In Syslog I also se...