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    Question Site-to-Site VPN

    If we setup site to site VPN on a computer, can we still access LAN after setting up VPN?

    Generally if we connect to VPN server using VPN client, we cannot local resources(printers, servers). Is the same applicable for site to site VPN?

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    There are 3 main different classifications of VPN, for example: Access, Intranet and Extranet.

    Plus different levels of access and I'd assume you'd have to be a member of the 'VPN management domain' due to authentication. Are you talking about a WAN or LAN with regards to printer access is the LAN physically in the building and workstation room you are sitting in or accessed via the VPN?

    To be honest most of what I have done regarding VPN is configure industrial Cisco Switches to use VTP (VLAN Trunking protocol), i.e. the ports themselves. But since you need encryption anyway the VPN might not allow "other" network access through it due to protocols in use. In which case you'd possibly have another switch/port(s) using more conventional methods.

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    My system is connected to 10 other computers in a LAN with internet connectivity. And if I setup site to site VPN with CISCO ASA 5505 to some other office network, after connecting to the VPN, can I access resources on my local network?

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    You should be able to if they are in the correct domains, etc. I probably forgot to mention I was using virtualised networks not actual deployed hardware. It has also been a several years since - so my memory is a little fuzzy with VPN - but the same principals should work.


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