04-27-2013 04:47:01 PM
Trying to find a solution to controlling uverse through VPN:
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A). The Airport Extreme - IP=10.0.1.1. The center center and primary router for most devices. It is setup as router with public IP address of the U-verse gateway, by setting the DMZ mode on in the U-verse gateway for this connection. It is NOT in bridge mode. Does DHCP and NAT for both the wired and wireless networks and for both the main and the guest network. DNS is set the same as the DNS in the u-verse gateway. Default host is set to 10.0.1.2, the Mac Mini Server.
B). Mac Mini Server - IP=10.0.1.2. As the default host in the Airport Extreme, the server handles incoming including VPN, web, and other services.
C). U-verse (2wire) Gateway - IP=192.168.1.254. Handles only the AT&T devices and its own wireless network. DMZ mode set for the AIrport Extreme connection, giving the Extreme direct access to the public network.
D). Airport Express - running in bridge mode, everything else turned off. Sole purpose is to brdige the 10.0.1.x network with the 192.168.1.x network, enabling the main network to talk to the AT&T devices on the 2wire network.
E). Gigabit switch - other computers, printers, etc. connecting to the main network.
Essentially I have three (3) networks (10.0.1.x, and 192.168.1.x and 172.16.1.x) with 10.0.1.x bridged to the 192.168.1.x network. No static IPs, just the dynamic IP from AT&T which rarely if ever changes, no third party DNS and no third party VPN.
While at home, I can access the u-verse network using my ipad (10.0.1.x network bridged to the 192.168.1.x network with the Airport Express), and change channels, control the DVR, etc.
From outside the house, I can VPN into the home network (through the Mac Mini Server) and access all devices (computer, printers, etc) on the main network, do file share, screen share, control the internet TV, etc.
The only thing I can not do is access the u-verse network when coming in through VPN. Works fine when I am directly connected to the main network, but not when I am connected to the main network through VPN. U-verse app says you must be directly connected to the network, therefore it knows I am not physically on the network. Is there anyway around this?