How does the AutoConnect LAN Extension Demo Work?

The most cost-effective and absolutely reliable way for Site to Site network all your sites over the Internet.

AutoConnect™ two units for LAN extension

IpTL’s Patented technology called AutoConnect™ enables two units to automatically establish a direct connection between each other (site to site) even though they are on dynamic IP or installed behind a router/NAT/firewall or on a private IP – without setting up port-forwards.

Note: When two units are connected the datapath is ALWAYS directly between both units.  There is no traversal through a 3rd party cloud or rendezvous server.

The way to deploy is to take one appliance (doesn’t matter which one) and connect it to the network you want to extend.  We’ll call this the “headend” appliance.  To do this connect one (only one) of the LOCAL/LAN ports to the LAN and power up.  This appliance will DHCP from the local router and start the AutoConnect™ sequence.  It will run this sequence until it connects.

Here is a link to a one-page install guide

AutoConnect™ does not use a fixed set of ports or IP addresses and some next-gen firewalls can see AutoConnect™ as a firewall evasion technique.

Take the remote appliance.   It will be connected “in-line” as shown in the diagram below.  The WAN Port connects to the Internet router and the devices/hosts you want to test over the tunnel connect to any of the the LOCAL/LAN ports (it functions as a multiport Ethernet switch).

When the tunnel is established there will be an Ethernet (Layer-2) link between the remote appliance’s LOCAL/LAN ports and the LAN network at the headend.

There are many ways to configure, install, and integrate our appliances into your network (Point-to-Point, Point-to-Multipoint, Full Mesh, etc.)  Let us know what you need and we can tell you how to get it done!

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