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VPN settings for multiple clients
VPN settings for multiple clients
2012-11-12 23:20:03 - last edited 2021-08-21 05:57:50
Region : UnitedKingdom

Model : TL-ER6120

Hardware Version : V1

Firmware Version :

ISP :


We are experimenting with connecting remote users to the TPLINK using a VPN. It would seem the PPTP option is the one for us as we have 5-10 users who want to connect, from different locations like hotels, or at home.

Is it possible to have user specific authentication for the VPN? At present everyone has to share the same password. I could set up multiple tunnels but that seems a lot of work - one tunnel per person. Other VPN solutions allow authentication checks via Active Directory or a DB.

The reason I want to do this is for audit purposes, and so that I can easily close a VPN if an employee leaves, or I wnat to temporarily disable one person's access. Is that possible?

Mike
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Re:VPN settings for multiple clients
2012-11-13 14:29:14 - last edited 2021-08-21 05:57:50
You may consider to set up the PPPoE server. This link may help you
http://www.tp-link.com/en/article/?faqid=410
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Re:VPN settings for multiple clients
2012-11-13 22:47:15 - last edited 2021-08-21 05:57:50

ivy wrote

You may consider to set up the PPPoE server. This link may help you
http://www.tp-link.com/en/article/?faqid=410


Thanks - this does not seem to enable per-user accounts - you still enter a single name and password. Its also not a VPN and the data is not encrypted. I cannot see how this helps answer the original question. Is there a way to use external authentication (like Active Directory or a database) with users, on this product? If not, I do think it would be a useful feature for TP-LINK to consider.
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Re:VPN settings for multiple clients
2012-11-14 18:29:33 - last edited 2021-08-21 05:57:50

morph wrote

Thanks - this does not seem to enable per-user accounts - you still enter a single name and password. Its also not a VPN and the data is not encrypted. I cannot see how this helps answer the original question. Is there a way to use external authentication (like Active Directory or a database) with users, on this product? If not, I do think it would be a useful feature for TP-LINK to consider.


There are two kinds of VPN network diagrams: Site to Site and Client to Site, as I know.
You want to use VPN from a lot places, including hotels. You mean everywhere in the world where the internet is availlable ?
So the external location is flexible....???
To achieve your goal, you need to use SIte to Client network.
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Re:VPN settings for multiple clients
2012-11-15 00:33:37 - last edited 2021-08-21 05:57:50

Kane wrote

There are two kinds of VPN network diagrams: Site to Site and Client to Site, as I know.
You want to use VPN from a lot places, including hotels. You mean everywhere in the world where the internet is availlable ?
So the external location is flexible....???
To achieve your goal, you need to use SIte to Client network.


I do understand the different types of VPN - and I believe I have chosen the right type (client/Site). The issue is that in the TPLINk setup for all types of VPN, you do not seem to have the option of per-user authentication. This means that everyone has the same credentials.

In all the other VPN solutions I have setup, there is an option as to where teh auth sources the creds from. Uusually Active Directory or an LDAP DB. That is what is missing here.

If someone knows how to have two users, on a VPN, with two different passwords for access, please let me knwo how its set up. I know I can create two tunnels. But when you have lots of users, that is not the best way to do it, surely.
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Re:VPN settings for multiple clients
2013-01-22 11:20:37 - last edited 2021-08-21 05:57:50
So is it true that the ER6120 can really only support *one* road warrior VPN client account?!?! "Road warrior" meaning that the remote client address is not known ahead of time so the client IP must be set to 0.0.0.0. Because in my ER6120 config, it says you can only have *one* VPN account with a remote client IP of 0.0.0.0. This means that every remote user must use the same account and credentials?!?! If so, how can this product be sold as a VPN router for a small business without being able to use a different username & password for each user?

Am I missing something??
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Re:VPN settings for multiple clients
2013-01-22 21:35:44 - last edited 2021-08-21 05:57:50
I see on the VPN set up page, you can add more than one rule, and each rule can have a different account, maybe you can try to set up different rules in order to get different accounts?
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Re:VPN settings for multiple clients
2013-01-23 05:00:19 - last edited 2021-08-21 05:57:50
Joy, thank you for trying to help. However, I am looking for someone who already knows how to do this. I can see the fields in the setup page and I believe I have tried every one. It simply seems to be that you cannot configure more than *one* L2TP/IPsec tunnel/account/rule for an unknown remote IP (client IP of 0.0.0.0). I'm looking for an answer from someone who understands the problem and know definitively one way or the other. As it looks now, I think I have to return this box.
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Re:VPN settings for multiple clients
2013-03-09 06:30:57 - last edited 2021-08-21 05:57:50
I would like to know if there is a way to have more then one user name and password from a location of 0.0.0.0
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Re:VPN settings for multiple clients
2013-06-06 02:28:16 - last edited 2021-08-21 05:57:50

Andrew911tt wrote

I would like to know if there is a way to have more then one user name and password from a location of 0.0.0.0


Me too.
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Re:VPN settings for multiple clients
2014-12-10 09:00:59 - last edited 2021-08-21 05:57:50
Has any of you had luck with this?

I too would need to assign multiple clients the 0.0.0.0 id.
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