I'm trying to set up a vpn for a doctor friend so the wife can access the medical billing sftwre from home. Office just has 4 workstation peer to peer LAN. Software is on new Dell P4 with Windows 2000. DSL connection at office, cable at home. The doctor has a win98 laptop he wants to use from home and also is purchasing new desktop for home but hasn't decided on PC or MAC yet.
Questions: 1) What type of router do I need to buy? A number of the broadband routers say they support VPN but most say using IPsec. Do I need PPTP support for Windows? I am confused. How much of the setup is done in the router and how much is done through win2000? Do I need to buy the same router to put at both ends?
2)Will the setup, etc. change dramatically if he buys a MAC for home and has PC at work? (Just in terms of the VPN, not other software)