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Mon Jul 2, 2012, 01:53 PM

VPN on a shared router connection?

I'm considering a VPN from https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/. They have gotten good reviews, and unlike others (Giganews' Vypr VPN, for example) they DO NOT keep logs...so it is truly private.

My only concern is that my Internet connection comes from a 2Wire router. Every room in the house has an Internet connection from this router.

Given the fact that this isn't "my" Internet connection, I am wondering if I can even have a VPN via my shared connection. Your thoughts would be appreciated.

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Reply VPN on a shared router connection? (Original post)
Amerigo Vespucci Jul 2012 OP
RoccoR5955 Jul 2012 #1
Amerigo Vespucci Jul 2012 #2
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #4
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #3
Amerigo Vespucci Jul 2012 #5
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #6
ChromeFoundry Jul 2012 #7
Amerigo Vespucci Jul 2012 #8
HopeHoops Jul 2012 #9
alanwade Oct 2012 #10

Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 04:30 PM

1. As long as you are not already on a VPN

This should work for you. It will work wired, or wireless.
The thing behind a VPN is that each packet is encrypted, and then encapsulated within a standard packet. When it gets to the other side, it decrypts, and reassembles the packets, to make sense of them.
It may be a little sluggish, but there should be no worries.

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Response to RoccoR5955 (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 04:38 PM

2. I just don't want to blow up everyone else's connection

I'm in one room, feeding off the 2Wire. If I can set this up with "Zero" effect on anyone else in the house, great. If not, I can't do it.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 04:51 PM

4. Shouldn't be a problem.

I use a VPN all the time from home and my home network has more than a dozen other computers and networked devices running mostly all the time.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 04:48 PM

3. It would help...

...if you would elaborate on the use for the VPN.

I use a VPN to work from home. In my case my company laptop has some Cisco VPN software on it that allows me to connect through any internet connect to inside my company's network. I am able to access company intranet and email servers and mount network shares as if I was at my desk. I can do mostly anything I could do from desk. There are some speed compromises but nothing you'd notice unless you were up/downloading large files.

Are you interested in connecting to your home network while traveling? The service you linked to looks like they offer VPN connections for your use (from pretty much anywhere) to elsewhere on the internet for the purpose of private browsing.

Hope this helps.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 04:54 PM

5. It's the July "ISP Spy" CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) thing, now in effect.

I want my ISP to see data packets.

That's it.

At this time, I don't have a laptop. I have a desktop. I connect via a 2Wire modem that is hard-wired into every room of the house. So it is not "my" Internet connection.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 05:09 PM

6. The site you linked...

...should help keep private what you want to keep private.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 09:27 PM

7. As long as the router

supports VPN Passthrough, and most 2Wire routers do, you should not have a problem setting up a VPN from a single workstation in your Private LAN, through a shared NAT address, through your ISP to your VPN provider.

This is assuming you are only wanting to encrypt traffic from your workstation to your VPN provider.

yourPC => router Lan Port => router => NAT address => router WAN Port => ISP => Internet => VPN Server

If you wanted to encrypt all local traffic through the VPN, you'll need additional configuration changes, and probably an additional workstation (or router running dd-wrt, or the like) serving as a bridge to the VPN tunnel... this would require substantial changes to your existing network configuration, but would be transparent to the other workstations sharing the connection when configured correctly.

yourPC => \
PC #2 => -- > router => VPN tunnel => NAT address => router WAN Port => ISP => Internet => VPN Server
PC #3 => /

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Response to ChromeFoundry (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 09:37 PM

8. Thank you...I just want the tunnel from my PC to the VPN.

I emailed them...their reply was "When you connect to our private network (VPN), you will create a tunnel from your computer to our network. This will not affect anyone else within your home/household in any way (other than what would already occur based on how much bandwidth you use -- but this is the same with or without VPN)."

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 10:37 AM

9. The only problem I see is if you reboot. You'll likely get a different local IP address.

 

If the machine is up 24x7, that shouldn't be a problem, but Windows update will reboot the machine and you'll get saddled with a new local IP address. That will totally hose up VPN.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 02:35 AM

10. Spam deleted by azurnoir (MIR Team)

 

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