1.    15 Mar 2016 #1
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    How can I set up VPN, with password, at home?


    Hi,

    I was wondering if there exists a tutorial or similar that show me how I can set up a VPN, with password, using a laptop running Windows 10 at home.

    I'd like to connect to this VPN at home using another laptop, also running Windows 10, at work.

    This was at least possible in Windows 7. Can it be done in 10?
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  2.    15 Mar 2016 #2
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    You could use Teamviewer for personal use. or OpenVPN. OpenVPN - Open Source VPN
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  3.    15 Mar 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by wyldman68 View Post
    You could use Teamviewer for personal use. or OpenVPN. OpenVPN - Open Source VPN
    As far as I can understand this is not what I am looking for.

    1 - My intention is not to access the computer at home. It is to access my home internet. Hence Teamviewer is not the solution.

    2 - The same goes for OpenVPN. As far as I can see it only gives you a VPN to "somewhere". Once again I need it to my private network due to two reasons:

    A - I need access to a radio that is connected to my Wi-Fi at home (on a 192.168.x.x address)

    B - I have a lot of spare time when at work, and my employer do not need to see everything I do on internet when I'm not at work.

    I've tried to follow this YouTube video (since it is somewhat similar to the method I used in Windows 7) however I get all kinds of error messages when trying to connect...

    How To Setup a VPN in Windows 10 - YouTube
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  4.    15 Mar 2016 #4
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    You need to access a remote computer/server for what you are looking for. You can't just run your work PC on your home network.
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  5.    15 Mar 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by wyldman68 View Post
    You need to access a remote computer/server for what you are looking for.
    I might have been unprecise (since I'm no computer guru at all) but isn't a VPN running from a computer at home such a server?

    I've done this the last two years with Windows 7 and was able to connect both, iPhone, iPad and my laptop to my VPN server at home. Checking the IP address, I was using while connected did not show my workplace IP but my IP address at home.

    Also, while connected through my iPhone I was able to use an app, tune to 192.168.x.x and access the mentioned radio and listen to and operate it while connected to my workplace Wi-Fi.
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  6.    16 Mar 2016 #6
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    The easiest way is with a router with a VPN server built in such as NETGEAR R7000:
    Amazon.com: NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router (R7000): Computers Accessories

    I'm sure there are probably cheaper routers with built in VPN servers. I like this method because I don't have to keep any computers powered up on my network to be the VPN server and all I really want access to is my NAS anyway, most of the time.
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  7.    17 Mar 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoggorm View Post
    I've done this the last two years with Windows 7 and was able to connect both, iPhone, iPad and my laptop to my VPN server at home. Checking the IP address, I was using while connected did not show my workplace IP but my IP address at home.
    Well, your device may show your home IP, but you are still using your work network. Surprised your network admin, did not see your home IP address on his logs and thought it was some kind of attack, if you were using it that much. VPN is for protecting the data between 2 points, but the connection still appears on the firewall/router as a connection.
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  8.    17 Mar 2016 #8
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    I know what would happen if I tried that from work.... I wouldn't be getting a free pass like Hilary Clinton is.
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