VPN Service Portal - How to & Tips

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How to & tips

Setting up a VPN connection between two FRITZ!Box networks

You can use VPN to establish a tap- and tamper-proof connection over the internet between two FRITZ!Box networks at different locations. This allows you to access all of the devices in the remote network and use all of the IP-based services such as email servers, data banks, and file servers at both locations.

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Setting up a VPN connection to FRITZ!Box in Windows (FRITZ!VPN)

With the FRITZ!VPN software you can establish a secure VPN connection over the internet from your Windows computer to your FRITZ!Box. This allows you to access all of the devices and data in your home network with your computer even when you are away from home.

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Setting up a VPN connection between three or more FRITZ!Box networks

VPN allows you to establish securely encrypted connections over the internet between several FRITZ!Box networks at different locations.

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Connecting a FRITZ!Box set up as a VPN client to another FRITZ!Box

You can configure the VPN connection between two FRITZ!Boxes so that one of the FRITZ!Boxes acts as a VPN client. In this kind of client-LAN linkup, only devices in the network of the FRITZ!Box configured as a VPN client can access devices in the network of the FRITZ!Box configured as a VPN server. It is not possible for devices in the network of the VPN server to access devices in the VPN client's network.

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Setting up a VPN connection between two FRITZ!Boxes for individual LAN ports

When you set up a VPN connection between two FRITZ!Box networks, you can restrict the VPN tunnel to individual LAN ports on the FRITZ!Boxes. These LAN ports can then only be used to access the remote FRITZ!Box network, but not devices in the local FRITZ!Box network. The LAN ports are also no longer able to use the local FRITZ!Box to access the internet.

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Maximum number of simultaneous VPN connections to FRITZ!Box

In the FRITZ!Box you can configure up to twelve VPN connections. How many of these VPN connections can be used at the same time depends on the speed and utilization of the internet connection.

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Accessing shared files and printers over a VPN connection

Computers can only automatically detect other computers and display their names within the FRITZ!Box home network. To access shared libraries, files, and printers in the remote network over a VPN connection, use the IP addresses of the respective computers.

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Accessing multiple IP networks behind a FRITZ!Box over VPN connection between two FRITZ!Boxes

With VPN you can link two FRITZ!Box networks at different locations over the internet with an encrypted connection. A computer in the IP network of one of the FRITZ!Boxes can access all of the network devices in the IP network of the other FRITZ!Box over this VPN connection. If there is another network router in the network of one of the two FRITZ!Boxes that connects the IP network of this FRITZ!Box with a second IP network, you must configure additional settings to be able to access network devices in the second IP network over the VPN connection.

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Using FRITZ!VPN to access multiple IP networks behind a FRITZ!Box

With the FRITZ!VPN software you can establish a secure VPN connection from a Windows computer to your FRITZ!Box via the internet and access all of the network devices and services in the FRITZ!Box home network. If there is another network router in the FRITZ!Box home network that connects the IP network of that FRITZ!Box to a second IP network, you must configure additional settings to be able to access network devices in the second IP network over the VPN connection.

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