Windows 95 Virtual Private Network Server.

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jglong3

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Hello,

And, Thanks for your time and advise!

Is there a way that either a W95 or W98SE (both fully upgraded) can be configured as a SERVER for the Virtual Private Network when connected direct to the Internet via a Cable Modem (no modem exists)?

I see that either W95 or W98 with a modem can be configured for a dial in as a SERVER with the upgrades of DUN.

Or, will this require a special application designed to act as the VPN SERVER?


THANKS,

Jerry
 
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Well, anything's possible but........setting up VPN's can cause a lot of headaches. There's an easier way to do this and it's "relatively" secure. Try going to www.tightvnc.com and you can download the freebie VNC program there. I use it all the time and it's easy to install (and has saved me a lot of headaches).
 

jglong3

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Hello Plucnik :) :),

Apologies that I have not replied sooner,,,,,

I took a look at the link and that's GREAT. I have plans to use it.

I was curious if the standard W95/98 Op Sys delivery disk can be used to set up a computer as a SERVER to work over the Internet rather than dialing in to the DUN set as the SERVER?

Or, must a SERVER type application be used such as the link you provided?


Please forgive me, I have not been in the HOST/SLAVE (now SERVER/CLIENT) situation for over 20 years. A lot has evolved and I am curious if this can be done with the standard delivered stuff on the Windows 95/98 delivery disk.

THANKS for your time, help, and advise!!!! :) :)

Jerry
 
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THere are also routers on the market that act as VPN servers that would be a better more manageable option and offer better securiity.
 

jglong3

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Hello Rockn,

THANKS for the info!

Also, after searching many articles on the Internet an article was found at the following link:

http://www.wown.com/j_helmig/vpn.htm

This article described the following:

,,,,"Windows95 and Windows98 can only be VPN-Clients:
able to establish the connection to an NT4 VPN-server,
but not beeing able to act as a VPN-server, accepting
incoming VPN-connections. Windows95/98 cannot act as
VPN-server,,,,,,,"

This article further mentioned that: ,,,,if anyone knew how to set up the W95/W98
System to act as a SERVER to let them know,,,,,"

It is the only article I could find that implies that a special application must be installed to act as a SERVER on a W95/W98 computer for direct use on the Internet rather than dialing in to the DUN SERVER set up.

Jerry

P.S. That article was dated 1998.
 
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