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setup a VPN to your home network with Windows 7 and a Belgacom b-box2

bbox2setup a VPN to your home network with Windows 7 and a Belgacom b-box2

Here is a way to setup a VPN access from a Windows 7 PC to your home network with a Windows 7 PC as host PC:

1) assign a fixed IP address to the host Windows 7 PC on your home network (in this example 192.168.1.9)

2) set port forwarding on your Belgacom b-box router:

b-box2 firewall

  • - create a new entry in LAN Servers

bbox2_port1723

3) use a dynamic DNS service to overcome the ever changing IP address changes applied by Belgacom on your b-box router

4) setup the incoming remote connection on the host Windows 7 PC:

  1. First go to Control Panel and open Network and Sharing Center.
  2. Click on Change adapter settings.
  3. Press Alt+F and select New Incoming connection
  4. Put a check on who you’d like to give access to this computer or you can configure a new account by clicking on Add someone,after that click on Next.
  5. Put a check mark on Through the Internet. Click on Next.
  6. Select the protocols you want to enable for this connection. Click on Allow access.
  7. Make a note of the Computer name as this will be used by the client to connect to this computer and after that Click on Close.

5) setup the VPN connection on the remote Windows 7 PC:

  1. First go to Control Panel and open Network and Sharing Center.
  2. Click on Set up a new connection or network.
  3. Select Connect to a workplace then click on Next.
  4. Select Use my internet connection (VPN).
  5. Type the IP address or computer name (or the dynamic DNS name you created in step 3) where you wish to connect and your connection name under the Destination name field.
  6. Enter a User name and password that has been granted access to the host computer.
  7. For getting connected through created VPN connection, you can either right-click on the Network icon in the system tray and select Network and Sharing Center or go to Control Panel and open Network and Sharing Center, and click on Connect to a network.
  8. Now connect VPN Connection windows will appears.

see also the Pureinfotech article about a VPN connection in Windows 7

Disable VoIP on a Belgacom b-box2

Disable VoIP on a Belgacom b-box2

The Belgacom b-box2 comes with VoIP enabled. If you do not use these services, you may disable this service.

In this example, the b-box2 is used with two TV decoders connected and in Bridge Mode, Wi-Fi and DHCP disabled.

1) Logon to the b-box

The default adress of the Access Point is http://192.168.1.1 (factory setting).

 

Before changing any of the b-box settings, make a backup (Maintenance, Configuration).

2) Go to Advanced Settings and select Network Interfaces

In the Network Interfaces, select the VoIP interface

3) Hit the Disable button and confirm your operation.

4) Save (Apply) your settings

Your VoIP connection has now been disabled:


Below are examples of how the status looks on a b-box2 in Bridge Mode with VoIP disabled.

System Status

Connections Status


Define four LAN ports on a Belgacom b-box2

Define four LAN ports on a Belgacom b-box2

By default, the Belgacom b-box is configured for two PCs ports and two TV (decoder) ports (see lay-out). However, the LAN ports can be redefined. You can follow these steps on a b-box2:

1) Logon to the b-box

The default adress of the Access Point is http://192.168.1.1 (factory setting).

Connect to the b-box2 router with logon to the Admin interface .

Before changing any of the b-box settings, make a backup (Maintenance, Configuration).

2) Go to Advanced Settings and select Route

In the Route menu on the top right, select ‘Routing’

 

3) Untag the Port TV selection.

4) Save (Apply) your settings

All four ports are now configured for standard LAN connections.

Define four LAN ports on a Belgacom b-box

Define four LAN ports on a Belgacom b-box

By default, the Belgacom b-box is configured for two PCs ports and two TV (decoder) ports (see lay-out). However, the LAN ports can be redefined. You can follow these steps on a b-box:

1) Logon to the b-box

The default adress of the Access Point is http://192.168.1.1 (factory setting).

Before changing any of the b-box settings, make a backup (Maintenance, Configuration).

In case of a b-box2 follow the steps in this post.

2) Go to Advanced Settings and select Home Networking

3) Change the VLAN Bindings from IDTV to Default.

4) Save your settings

All four ports are now configured for standard LAN connections.

Belgacom b-box 2

The SAGEM (Sagem Fast 3464) ADSL modem/router Belgacom b-box 2 is a multiservice router with a Wireless Access Point, offered by Belgacom. This modem/router is required to use the Belgacom TV services and to connect the TV decoder. If however, you have not subscribed to Belgacom TV services and you do not use a decoder, you can re-configure the router and use 4 lan ports, instead of 2. Check this post for the lay-out of the connections.

The default adress of the Access Point is http://192.168.1.1 (factory setting).

Works fine with Windows XP, Vista Home Premium and Windows 7.

Belgacom b-box connections

Belgacom b-box connections

These are the connections on a bbox and what they are used for:

DSL (blue labeled) is used to connect your adsl line output of your phone line

note: this is the line that comes from your adls-filter

PHONE1 and PHONE2 (blue labeled) are used to connect an analogue phone (i.e. normal phone)

note: this connection is only for internet telephony (i-talk)

LAN1 and LAN2 (yellow labeled) are used to connect the TV decoder(s)

LAN3 and LAN4 (grey labeled) are used to connect a pc or any other device with an ethernet connection

Switch a Belgacom b-box2 into bridge mode

Switch a Belgacom b-box2 into bridge mode

These instructions apply to a b-box2 with the firmware listed below:

Follow these steps to switch a Belgacom b-box router into bridge mode:

Connect to the router and logon to the Admin interface .

Before changing any of the b-box settings, make a backup:

Choose in ‘Admin Settings’: ‘Backup & Update’


Before you proceed with the changes, be aware of the following impact:

After you have applied the changes below, the b-box2 router will behave as an adsl-modem only, it will not provide IP-addresses and will not logon to the ISP, these functions will need to be provided by the router that you attached to the b-box2 ; services for Belgacom TV however, will continue to be provided through the b-box2.

To proceed with the changes, you can follow the steps below:

Select Advanced Settings, ‘Network Interfaces’ in the Menu

A list of the configured Network Interfaces will be shown; select ’WAN PPPoE

Select Disable from the button on the right

Once the b-box2 has disabled the Network Interface you will receive a screen with the new configuration:

Your b-box2 is now in bridge mode.

All credentials for the PPPoE connection (username and password) will have to be configered in the router that you connect behind the b-box2 modem.

Note also that the login to the b-box will not be possible from your network (behind the router). To login to the b-box, you may use a cable connection on one of the LAN ports and apply the standard ip address.

Some other b-box2 tweaks are availble from The Next Net or YobWiki.

Switch a Belgacom b-box into bridge mode

Switch a Belgacom b-box into bridge mode

Follow these steps to switch a Belgacom b-box router into bridge mode:

Connect to the router and logon to the Admin interface (http://192.168.1.1):

Before changing any of the b-box settings, make a backup (Maintenance, Configuration):

Before you proceed with the changes, be aware of the following impact:

after you have applied the changes below, the b-box router will behave as an adsl-modem only, it will not provide IP-addresses and will not logon to the ISP, these functions will need to be provided by the router that you attached to the b-box; services for Belgacom TV however, will continue to be provided through the b-box

To proceed with the changes, you can follow the steps below:

Select Advanced Settings, WAN, ATM PVC in the Menu

All ATM PVCs will be shown; select VC1 (the VC with the PPPoE protocol)

Select Disable from the Protocol pull-down menu

Save your settings:

Reboot the b-box.

Note on the use of  the bridged mode  with a Dlink  DIR-655 router (firmware version 1.32EU):

A user reported in July 2010 that VC1 must be switched to “1483 Bridging” instead of  ‘Disable’.

Philips – Belgacom b-box

The Philips ADSL modem/router Belgacom b-box is a multiservice router with a Wireless Access Point, offered by Belgacom. This modem/router is required to use the Belgacom TV services and to connect the TV decoder. If however, you have not subscribed to Belgacom TV services and you do not use a decoder, you can re-configure the router and use 4 lan ports, instead of 2. Check this post for the lay-out of the connections.

The default adress of the Access Point is http://192.168.1.1 (factory setting).


This modem supports the Voice-over-IP and Digital TV services.

bboxTEL

Works fine with Windows XP, Vista Home Premium and Windows 7.

Supports the WPA wireless clients authentication and encryption methods:

bboxwpa


see also Belgacom Help pages for Belgacom services