Netgear FVL328, VPN etc...
Posted on 2004-07-30
I have a couple of questions all rolled into 1 (not sure if that's kosha (if that's how you spell that) - anyway please feel free to redirect me in the way I should go if needs be).
I am managing a domain with a netgear FVL328 VPN router - my questions are 3 fold:
1. Is a VPN tunnel followed by a Terminal Service conection more secure than opening port 3389 and Terminal Servicing directly?
2. Does a VPN router have to have another VPN router at ther other end to authenticate with one another?
3. I tried setting up VPN with the firmware which originally came with the software but got ended up locking out Port 3389 both times (the client is 3 Hours drive away so I am working via terminal services currently) - I recently updated the firmware to the latest version which seems to have a VPN wizard - does amyone know if this is more reliable (bear I mind that I am not completely sure what I am doing i.e. what is VPN anyway)?