Should VPN Work when Clients are attached to same router as Server?

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Clients are being set up to use VPN when offsite – should it still work when they are onsite?
ASKED: October 16, 2007  10:17 PM
UPDATED: November 28, 2007  8:53 PM

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While I would really have to learn more about the type of VPN and the configuration, in general I would say “no”.

Usually, a VPN client would go to an outside IP address and that IP address wouldn’t be accessible from the inside LAN.

Also, the question that comes to my mind is “why would you want to use a VPN client inside your LAN”? It would just slow down the transmission because of all the encryption and, hopefully, your internal LAN is already secure.

I hope that helps.

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  • BillBald
    There are 2 reasons: I would like to be able to test VPN without going offsite. Not all clients are running Pro or Business versions of XP or Vista, so I'm hoping to save on upgrading the O/S.
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