Question about remote users



Ron
07-10-2005, 12:10 AM
Hi.

Skip down to the bottom paragraph if you don't want any details...

I posted a request for info a few days ago and received no responses. In
the meantime, I've played some, and maybe have solved my difficulties. But
don't really understand why.

I have a main office with 2 separate computers set up to run a specific
program within the network. A Linksys VPN router is between the internal
network and a static type DSL ip address for the office. The router has the
ability to have 50 (or, maybe more, but who cares--all I'll ever need is 2
or 3) concurrent VPN connections. As I understand it, these VPN connections
terminate at the router, requiring no "pass through" to a specific computer.
I then ran RD from one outside computer, via the VPN, to the first computer
in the office. It all worked fine. My problem came when I ran the 2nd
outside computer into the second computer at the office, via the VPN. It
disconnected the 1st user. Different computer, different VPN connection.
Odd? If the 1st user then reconnected to the computer at the office that
was reserved for them, the connected one disconnected upon their entry into
RD (not hooking in via the VPN...the VPN wouldn't disconnect until RD was
utilized).

I finally switched to VNC. Tried UltraVNC, but all I got was a black screen
so went to RealVNC and that all works fine. However...

Before I could try this new VNC setup out with both remotes trying to use
stuff at the same time, I had a brainstorm. I realized that both remotes
were using the same (internal to them) IP address of 192.168.0.2 which is
automatically assigned by the Netgear routers they're using. I permanently
changed one of the remotes to another number do the 2 wouldn't be the same
anymore.

I know, I know... only change one thing at a time. Because now I don't know
which change worked, because NOBODY is getting knocked off. Both can be in,
working away as if they're sitting right in the office. I can even log on
with another VPN and watch either of them work (heh heh heh... I kinda like
that! Something that wasn't available with RD).

So, my question is... Do different incoming users have to have a different
(internal to them) IP address for a VPN/RD connection to work? Does RD see
the IP address of the user coming in and disconnect, even from another
workstation, a user who's internal to them IP address is the same as another
one? Or, was it the VPN connection (which is actually what message was
sent--"your connection to the remote network as been lost...") that was
seeing the second incoming IP address the same as another one and logging
off the 1st? Any answers out there?

TIA
ron

GTS
07-10-2005, 12:10 AM
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"Ron" <ronSPAMBLOCKERwest777@earthlink.com> wrote in message
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> Hi.
>
> Skip down to the bottom paragraph if you don't want any details...

<SNIP>
> So, my question is... Do different incoming users have to have a different
> (internal to them) IP address for a VPN/RD connection to work? Does RD
> see the IP address of the user coming in and disconnect, even from another
> workstation, a user who's internal to them IP address is the same as
> another one? Or, was it the VPN connection (which is actually what
> message was sent--"your connection to the remote network as been lost...")
> that was seeing the second incoming IP address the same as another one and
> logging off the 1st? Any answers out there?
>
> TIA
> ron
>
It's the latter, as the VPN is the router for RD in this case. The network
workstations would certainly need unique IP addresses for concurrent VPN
connections.


Question about remote users