Forums : VPN Client Setup

Note: OldMan can be sporadic in his visits. If you do not get an answer fast enough, just contact him.

It is currently Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:09 pm All times are UTC -5.00 hours

VPN Client Setup

nwohio

N
Wed Sep 14, 2005 5:57 pm
Quote
I have been trying to run the VPN client setup program on my home computer to establish a VPN connection with a Magnia SG20 at my office. My home computer does NOT have the Magnia setup disc loaded on it since the appliance is not here. The VPN setup disk that I generate from the VPN section on the Magnia is suppose to setup my computer at home, according to the instructions. However, since I don't have a phone modem, but rather a broadband (cable) modem, it won't detect any modem and therefore will not install. Is there a way around this or a fix that I haven't found yet? I hope you can help me out here. --dave
Also, where on the Magnia will I find the actual intranet files that Toshiba put on that comes up when you enter the ip address of the server? I want to try an make some changes and deletions if I can. I have Webmin installed.

AnOldMan

A
Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:23 pm
Quote
All you need for PPtP VPN is to enable it on the Magnia, set which user(s) can use it, and then create a new Dial-Up networking connection on the client computer pointing to your Magnia's IP address rather than a phone number.(This assumes that BOTH connections are high-speed, I haven't tried dialing in, to do this I would think you would establish internet connectivity with your ISP first, then connect to the VPN.)
The step most people miss here is enabling a user for VPN in the first place. This is done in the same area as enabling the VPN.
Network->VPN->PPTP VPN Access Configure ->Enable/Disable Users
The user guide for VPN is there as well.(This info is NOT in the regular manual)
http://192.168.1.1:8282/lang/en/web/admin/3000network/5000vpn/guide/vpn_usersguide.pdf
You must install additional networking protocols only if you are not using Win2000/XP/2003 for the client OS.
For security I suggest you create a new, unique, LONG username and password for VPN access.
There are several locations for the two web server files running on the magnia. They are all subbed under /SA2. There are directories for HTML and separate directories for CGI.
Edited Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:40 pm by AnOldMan

AnOldMan

A
Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:33 pm
Quote
/sa2/lang/en/web/intranet for HTML
/sa2/web/intranet for CGI and headers.
Forget all that though!
Use webmin->system->bootup and shutdown.
Goto httpd_intranet and eliminate radiobutton mark for "Start at boot time?"
Do the opposite for httpd.
Restart the magnia.(httpd_intranet can't be killed easily once started due to scripts)
You now have a default apache server running and can modify it as you wish. The getting started guide will actually be your new default site.

nwohio

N
Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:45 pm
Quote
Thanks! The connection part works now.
As for the intranet part, I don't want to disable it, I just want to remove the 2 links on the main page that go to "Software Applications" and "Office Supplies". If I can just find where to remove those button images and hyper links from that main page, I would be happy. Can you offer any information in that area?

AnOldMan

A
Fri Sep 16, 2005 11:08 pm
Quote
Since the page and UI are built on-the-fly by CGI you have a little work cut out for you :-)