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Birmingham Grid for Learning (BGfL) Thread, Multiple Network connections in Regional Broadband Consortiums (RBC); Hi All, Just been thinking through the various options in regards to providing our own internet connection due to the ...
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    Hi All,

    Just been thinking through the various options in regards to providing our own internet connection due to the lack of actual change at Link2ICT regardless of all the talk.

    The main reason we need to keep a connection of some kind is for the HR files, financial link and the S2S (?) link for sending back files. Correct me if I'm wrong on those. But would it not be possible to pay for a single VPN account that sits on the one machine that actually needs to connect back and then the admin officer just connects via VPN when ever she needs access?

    Just thinking out loud but does anyone know if this would be a)technically possible b) within the realms of possibility.

    Thanks

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    I think that's possible... not sure how Link would react to it though as they may view it as a secondary internet connection which breaches their terms.

    Might be worth asking

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    When I worked at a school under the realm of the BGFL seven years ago, we did exactly what you want to do. We didn't tell them we had it, until some blabber mouth let slip. They ranted and raved about how it bridged the network and they threatened all sorts of action, including cutting us off. After much ranting by both parties, the link remained and it became very useful.

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    I had an email when they figured out I had a 4G dongle connected to my laptop, whilst it was still on their network.

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    So long as 4G is operating independently of the school network, they can't really complain same for 4G / 3G enabled tablets and devices. Issue would be bypassing the firewall, proxy av etc....

    How'd they find out?

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