ADSL Connections, PPPoE, VPNs

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by David Lee, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. David Lee

    David Lee Guest

    I'm getting ADSL installed at an office in Jersey. This will be to run a
    VPN over. The VPN device requires a public IP address on it's External/WAN
    interface. This hasn't been a problem on other sites as Energis have given
    us a routed solution with a range of public IPs to use. However Energis
    don't operate in Jersey so we need to use Jersey Telecom, who don't provide
    a routed service.

    Anyway, the interface on the VPN device has the option for DHCP, Static or
    PPPoE addressing. IIRC PPPoE is how ADSL works isn't it? Could I plug the
    device straight into the wall socket, give it the name, password, domain and
    have it log onto the ADSL connection itself??

    P.S. It's a Watchguard Soho 6tc...

    cheers!

    dave
     
    David Lee, Jul 17, 2003
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  2. David Lee

    Mugwump Guest

    In an article dated Thu, 17 Jul 2003 11:21:33 +0100,
    David Lee made the earth move by saying......
    The Watchguard Soho 6tc is not an ADSL device, it's a firewall/VPN end-
    point only for connecting to an ethernet WAN/LAN. You will still need an
    ADSL modem/router between it and your telephone point.
    ADSL, in the UK anyway not sure about Jersey, uses PPPoA as opposed to
    PPPoE.
     
    Mugwump, Jul 17, 2003
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  3. David Lee

    Mugwump Guest

    In an article dated Thu, 17 Jul 2003 11:21:33 +0100,
    David Lee made the earth move by saying......
    P.S. The user guides are at
    http://www.watchguard.com/help/documentation/soho6.asp

    They may have example network set-ups that give you an idea of how to do
    it.
     
    Mugwump, Jul 17, 2003
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  4. David Lee

    John Rumm Guest

    You might find it simpler to go for an ADSL router with integrated VPN
    support. The two obvious choices would be either the Draytec Vigor 2600
    or the Solwise SAR 715PV. That way they take care of the ADSL connection
    and the LAN routing, they can also cope with VPN with NAT (hence no need
    for a range of public IPs), and provide the VPN endpoint.

    --
    Cheers,

    John.

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    John Rumm, Jul 17, 2003
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