Windows XP as a VPN Client
Posted on 2004-04-20
I am investigating ways to set up a cost effective and simple VPN to my home office network which is on a broadband connection. I would like to use the Windows XP VPN client to connect. I recently bought a DLink HI-804V VPN Router. I thought it would be easy to set up Win XP but it was very difficult, in fact I still can't get it to work. The thing that concerns me the most though is that according to the manual the Win XP IPSEC client does not support Dynamic IP's. That is every time, you connect say via a dial up internet, you have to manually put in the new IP address. I am wondering if there is a better solution, maybe a different protocol like L2TP or PPTP, or maybe a Linux server. I think it would be nice to be able to use the Win XP wizard. (With 804 you have to go through over 70 steps of manual configuration). Can anyone suggst alternatives?