[BCAB] VPN - L2TP and the Virgin Hub 3 (and perhaps BT)

Steve Nutt steve at comproom.co.uk
Mon Jul 17 11:08:41 BST 2017


Yes, it does with the right router.

All the best

Steve

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From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Alex Stone
Sent: 16 July 2017 23:13
To: George <george at techno-vision.co.uk>; BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] VPN - L2TP and the Virgin Hub 3 (and perhaps BT)

      
  

 George, in my linited experience, even when vpn works well, it doesn’t work very well!
  

  
  

  
  
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> On Jul 16, 2017 at 10:57 pm,  <George Bell (mailto:george at techno-vision.co.uk)>  wrote:
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>  If you do not use VPN - hit delete now. Having installed a new Server running Windows Server 2016, our latest problem has been VPN communication from home to the office. PPTP worked just fine, but Server 2016's Best Practices Advisor (BPA) said that we should be using a higher level of security communication. Setting up L2TP, the minimum advised, failed. I'll spare those details for now, but if you try and fail, and also have Virgin's Hub 3, forget it. It simply will not ever work - officially. There is a solution, but that involves purchasing a router (a wireless one if you need that too), at your own expense, to connect to the Virgin Hub 3. You then have to configure the Hub 3 as a Modem, and go from there. Virgin did once support L2TP, but they have removed the option. The Virgin user lists are full of IT managers who, since at least January this year, are complaining the their home workers have the problem, and that they are forced to open the PPTP server  option. And if you have the same with British Telecom, do not be surprised if you have the same problem. A colleague needing access to our server contacted BT, and the two support people he spoke to in Delhi (or was it Bombay), did not even know what L2TP was. He solved it himself but I don't have details. With Internet Security a top priority, especially for businesses, I am staggered about this! George. -- To find out more about BCAB and the benefits that membership can bring, please visit our website: https://www.bcab.org.uk/ Manage your subscription by logging in with your BCAB account details at : https://www.bcab.org.uk/user_mailman_register Access the publicly searchable list archives at: https://lists.bcab.org.uk/pipermail/bcab/ To discuss matters relating to the mailing list, please email: moderator at bcab.org.uk.  
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