Windows 10: How to set up a router in my home office when I am traveling.

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  1.    29 Nov 2017 #1

    How to set up a router in my home office when I am traveling.


    I currently work from a home office in NY. Because of the type of work I do, I am technically supposed to be physically in NY when I am working from home.

    I have a second house in NJ that I would like to work from occasionally and would prefer not to use all those IP address spoofing sites. I also cannot really use remote desktop in Windows because I use 4 monitors and it gets choppy. I had the following idea:

    When I am in NJ, can I set my NJ router to talk to the NY (not the computer) and essentially have it pass along information like a middle man? That way all the information still seems as though it is originating from my home office in NY?

    I have an Arris SBG6782 it is makes a difference. I'm not even sure what the term is for what I want to do..."remote router use"? Any help would be much appreciated.
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  2.    30 Nov 2017 #2

    You want a router that offers a VPN server - virtual private network. Any router that offers VPN server should also offer a DDNS server. The way it works is that the router sends your public IP address to an internet server such as no-ip.com. That converts it to a domain name such as your_name@no-ip.com. You install the matching VPN client software on your computer which is usually openvpn with the security certificates that you will download from the VPN server on your home router. Then anywhere you have internet that allows VPN pass through - and almost all internet connections do including hotels, libraries, McDonald's WiFi, your NJ home internet, you activate the VPN client and it connects your computer to your router in NY just like it was connected to one of the ports on it or via WiFi.

    An example is Netgear R7000:

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  3.    30 Nov 2017 #3

    Since your Arris SBG6782 is also your cable modem, you will need to set it in bridge mode, and then connect a router with VPN server behind it:
    Consumers - SBG6782 (v8.4.x): Bridge Mode Setup

    That's the way my setup is, I have a cable modem with built-in Ethernet router and WiFi, but it's set to bridge mode, with my R7000 then connected behind it which provides my WiFi and Ethernet connections and my VPN server that I can connect to remotely.
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  4.    30 Nov 2017 #4

    Thanks for your help. I'll give that a try. Much appreciated.
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  5.    30 Nov 2017 #5

    I am not sure we should help any more on this as we are actively encouraging a person to violate a company restriction. It sounds to me like this could possibly be sensitive work e.g. defense/military work, and we may be encouraging user to commit a crime?
    @Brink, @essenbe - your thoughts on this?
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  6.    30 Nov 2017 #6

    cereberus said: View Post
    I am not sure we should help any more on this as we are actively encouraging a person to violate a company restriction. It sounds to me like this could possibly be sensitive work e.g. defense/military work, and we may be encouraging user to commit a crime?
    @Brink, @essenbe - your thoughts on this?
    Personally I think your reading more into than there really is. I also don't see, anywhere in this thread about, as you say "defense/military work". No govt entity in there right mind will allow a work at home employee. Then again I could be wrong. But, you may be on to something with "company restriction" as the OP states he/she is supposed to be in one place to work and then work somewhere else. Other than that I cant see anything wrong.
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  7.    30 Nov 2017 #7

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    You want a router that offers a VPN server - virtual private network. Any router that offers VPN server should also offer a DDNS server. The way it works is that the router sends your public IP address to an internet server such as no-ip.com. That converts it to a domain name such as your_name@no-ip.com. You install the matching VPN client software on your computer which is usually openvpn with the security certificates that you will download from the VPN server on your home router. Then anywhere you have internet that allows VPN pass through - and almost all internet connections do including hotels, libraries, McDonald's WiFi, your NJ home internet, you activate the VPN client and it connects your computer to your router in NY just like it was connected to one of the ports on it or via WiFi.

    An example is Netgear R7000:

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    I like this.....
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  8.    30 Nov 2017 #8

    Plankton said: View Post
    Personally I think your reading more into than there really is. I also don't see, anywhere in this thread about, as you say "defense/military work". No govt entity in there right mind will allow a work at home employee. Then again I could be wrong. But, you may be on to something with "company restriction" as the OP states he/she is supposed to be in one place to work and then work somewhere else. Other than that I cant see anything wrong.
    I did say e.g.

    I have never known a company say you must work from a specific Home, but I could see that possibly in commercially or government sensitive work. IMO there is more to this than meets the eye.
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  9.    30 Nov 2017 #9

    Not military or defense work at all. The issue my company is only registered to do business in NY.
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  10.    30 Nov 2017 #10

    clueless123 said: View Post
    Not military or defense work at all. The issue my company is only registered to do business in NY.
    Then you are potentially putting company at commercial risk. You should seek permission first.
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