WAN setup help.

Duane Whitty duane at greenmeadow.ca
Wed Apr 12 17:23:11 UTC 2006

Marwan Sultan wrote:
> Hello Gurus,
>   I have a Head Office, and have 2 Restaurants in diffrent areas,
>   I have been told that i can link them all together, WAN. them.
>   Can please someone explain to me how to do that? all to be as a one 
> network.
>   I understand that I need router in each branch, including the HQ 
> but, what is the router?
>   can FreeBSD configured to be this router?
>   how to link all of them Together?
>   Thank you for your support.
>   Marwn Sultan.

I have recently configured a simple VPN to connect mobile
users to a central office.  With this experience behind me,
my advice to you is to get a professional in your local area
to do this for you.

This may cost you a little more upfront but in the long run
it will save you time, money, and a lot of headaches.  From
your question I believe it will take you a long time to
accomplish what you want, you will spend money on equip-
ment that you either don't need or doesn't do the job adequately
if at all.  And in the end you will have a configuration you may
not be really satisfied with in terms of security and performance.

I don't mean to sound unkind here or overly negative about what
you can accomplish on your own given the time and money.  But
there are a lot of issues to take into consideration which you may
not think are important now or which you may not even know exist
that will have a big impact on what you need to do.

I wish you the best of luck and I also want to assure you that what
you want to do has been done many times and a professional should
have no problems doing this for you.  If he appears unsure of how to
proceed then he probably hasn't done it before and is figuring it out
as he goes.


Duane Whitty
duane at greenmeadow.ca

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