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Server VPN

My first post here.

I wonder if TWC allow me to set-up a VPN server on my own combo modem/router.

I'd like to allow my dad living in a different city to browse all my home network.

 

Tnx in advance.

 

mau----

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Established Sharer

Re: Server VPN

I wonder if TWC allow me to set-up a VPN server on my own combo modem/router.

 

If you're a Business Class customer, maybe, if you're a residential customer, almost certainly not.  But perhaps using something like TeamViewer so that your dad can access your computer remotely would do the job?

Observer

Re: Server VPN

Tnx for your quickly answer.

I'm a residential.

Do you answer not because residential customer hasn't a public IP or other reason?

What he needs is exactly a VPN service.

 

Tnx again.

 

mau----

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Re: Server VPN

The answer above is only partially correct.  There is no reason that a residential customer cannot, for example, use OpenVPN or something similar to allow outside access to your own network resources, so that, for example, you can access network drives and shares from a remote location (e.g., your office, or while traveling).   Done all the time.  What you can't do, is provide open, unrestricted access using a server for commercial purposes with a residential account.  (You also can't just indiscriminately share your username and password with people not in your "household" so that they can gain access to TWC's "out-of-home" services (which allow you to watch some (but not all) TWC cable channels from a remote location outside your home). 

 

Of course, if you're concerned about security at all, and you are going to essentially punch a hole in your firewall to allow outside access into your network,  you'll want to think twice before doing it and understand the risks you are creating for yourself,  but yes, it is certainly possible and permissible with a residential account. 

 

Unless you are comfortable setting up your own VPN software,  one thing the above person did get right is that the easiest and quickest solution for most non-technically oriented folks is to use a third-party VPN or remote access service.  These all work well with Dynamic IPs.   Check out: 

https://secure.logmein.com/welcome/...

https://www.gotomypc.com/tr/ggp/got...

https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows/

 

These sites install an app on your computer that updates the Third Party with your current IP at all times. This way you can have a Dynamic IP. The ones I posted will remote you into your computer so you can control it from another but if you simply want File Access there is also.

https://openvpn.net/

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

 

 

Observer

Re: Server VPN

Sure this help!

I didnt know TWC policy about VPN.

I'm quite useful with VPN server and client.

 

So tank you for your answer

 

mau----