This article explains two methods by which you can how to vpn into home network. .
The recommended solution is to have a Wireless router with VPN server capabilities. Your existing router may or may not have VPN capability. This can be checked in the specification of the router by visiting the appropriate vendor website.
In case your router does not support VPN, you would need to purchase a VPN router.
Solution 1 – Purchase a Wireless router with VPN Server.
The TP-Link AC4000 Tri-Band WiFi Router (Archer A20) -MU-MIMO, VPN Server is a good choice for a VPN server. The router supports 1625 Mbps on both 5 GHz bands and 750 Mbps on 2.4 GHz band.
The router also comes with a free lifetime subscription to TP-Link HomeCare featuring next-level antivirus and parental control feature.
Purchase a wireless router with VPN Server. These routers have inbuilt VPN servers in it. This would ensure VPN connectivity between remote client and users.
Set up the network as shown in the above diagram. The router is connected to the internet and the systems on the home network are connected to the LAN interface of the router.
Configure the VPN server on the router and assign appropriate IP address to be provided to the users who remotely connect using VPN.
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The remote users requiring VPN connectivity would need to connect to the public IP address of the router, which would also be the VPN server gateway.
Solution 2 – Internal VPN server
The port forwarding feature on the router can be leveraged for establishing a VPN into the home network.
Setup an internal VPN server using PPTP or L2TP VPN. This can be setup using operating systems like Windows or Linux.
Enable port forwarding feature with the associated port number for PPTP or L2TP VPN. Provide the IP address of the Home network VPN server along with the port numbers on the router.
The remote PC would connect to the public IP address of the router using L2TP or PPTP VPN. When the requests reaches the router, it is forwarded to the internal VPN server
The above mentioned steps can be followed to successfully VPN into home network.
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