I've been working on setting up VPN connectivity to our office location to which we bought a Cisco WRV210 (small office location with ~5 users). I initially tried out the QuickVPN software which worked on the first machine I tested it on. From there I've been getting problems with plain not being able to connect from another machine on the same network and the error "The remote gateway is not responding. Do you want to wait?" without doing any noticable changes.
I then tried out the vpn client TheGreenBow where I followed their guide here
I followed their instructions and tried out an evaluation of their software, and VPN connection works. I'm able to do RDP to a machine on the network (using IP address, not machine name) and ping the router etc.
Using this solution (although I would prefer the QuickVPN solution with seperate user login) I have two issues:
I don't seem to be really on the LAN like I normally would. I can connect to the routers web interface and ping it on its LAN IP, so I'm definitely connected over VPN. But I can't connect to other windows machines using typical windows networking facilities. I can RDP to a machine but only by IP address, not machine name.
Second, when I log onto the VPN, I would like to force all traffic to go through the remote gateway since our setup requires us to because of IP restrictions of some public platforms. Using TheGreenBow I found the following which looks like a solution
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Types used with Twice NAT / Manual NAT and Network Obje...
Table of Contents Introduction:This document describes details on how
NAT-T works. Background: ESP encrypts all critical information,
encapsulating the entire inner TCP/UDP datagram within an ESP header.
ESP is an IP protocol in the same sense that TCP an...