According to the description of PepVPN, it has the following features: “…tunnel over any WAN link… compatible with any dynamic IP environment and NAT, allowing you to establish a VPN behind a NAT gateway or firewall without worrying about static IP addresses…”
I take this to mean that I can plug the WAN port of two PepVPN enabled devices (in my case Balance 20 and a SOHO) into any network with internet access (single WAN IP, via a router with NAT of course) and if they are correctly configured, they will establish a connection.
So, having their WAN ports connected to the same network, I successfully “paired” them using InControl2, confirmed the VPN had connected in its most basic setup with two subnets that can ping each other, and thought I was all set - until I moved one of the devices to my office and plugged the WAN port in there. Both units still appears in InControl2 and I can manage their settings, but they say “Starting…” for PepVPN. In other words: They cannot really create the tunnel apparently.
After some googling, it turns out that I may need to open a TCP port and a UDP port on the router in one of the locations. Is that true or what is wrong here? If I need to configure ports on the routers on either network, I don’t think the claim about PepVPN conveys the correct idea anymore. In that case I need access to my IT guy to help with the router ports. Not what I wanted.
Hopefully I don’t need to do this. I just want two boxes to create a “virtual ethernet cable” over “any WAN connection” without having to think about anything between those two points. Can that be done and if so, what do I need to focus my attention to?