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Mikrotik to the rescue again

by on Oct.01, 2012, under Computer Stuff

This time, an RB751G-2HnD is acting as a wireless station (client), and a PPTP VPN client, allowing a Polycom SoundPoint IP phone to work from a remote location, through a VPN, wirelessly.

The Mikrotik connects to the WiFi in the house, and then it makes a PPTP VPN connection to the remote office. The Polycom phone then connects to the office via this Mikrotik. In effect we are adding WiFi & VPN functionality to a Polycom SoundPoint IP 430. Sweet!

The Mikrotik is making use of a simple road-warrior PPTP connection (Microsoft RRAS). It is performing NAT over the VPN connection’s single IP address.


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