08-18-2012 06:04:53 PM
after days of reboot, reconfigure, reflashing, and everything else that can happen when you are trying to setup a router dd-wrt behind a uverse 2wire. I finally got almost everything to work exactly as I want it.
But I have a question, I had to open a pinhole and allow PPTP application port for one of my servers (the dd-wrt router) through.
how much of a risk is this? will the 2wire simply allow anything that comes through the PPTP port. not sure if that port can be used for anything else and behind that dd-wrt router is a system running vmware..
I'm just looking to evaluate the security risk to my network by opening the pinhole on PPTP.
thank you all
08-20-2012 02:49:49 PM - edited 08-20-2012 02:50:33 PM
What happens is that any traffic that comes to the PPTP port on your public IP address will be forwarded to the PPTP server. It then becomes the job of the PPTP server to protect that port. I would recomend obtuse user names and complex passwords.
Every pinhole has a risk associated with it. You just have to balance the risks and rewards.
Let us know how your PPTP VPN server works. It was a battle getting mine working.
08-21-2012 12:49:03 PM
thanks for the advice. I will change and start using some weird login name and password.
I had a lot of trouble setting up my VPN too, in the end i decided to seperate my networks, my vpn server and what I want connected to it are on 192.168.2.x while the rest of the house is on 192.168.1.x
I used a linksys wrt54gl flashed with dd-wrt and vpn. left all other settings the same on the linksys other than the network its on. PLugged it to the uverse hub and my vmware host behind it.
ofcourse opening PPTP on the 2wire to the linksys.
08-22-2012 02:43:34 PM
I found that I had to enter either the public IP of the RG or the DDNS name in the "server address" field on the DD-WRT.
Does your DD-WRT router also have IPSEC VPN or just PPTP? I find I may need both.