need recomedation for vpn routers

I what to build a vpn connection tha is connected all the time, do i need 1 or 2 vpn routers
-the next thing is i'm not sure what router to get between (d-link, dl-804hv or linksys, befvp41) or is there better then that without spending too much money
Sytech26Asked:
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grbladesCommented:
Hi Sytech26,
You need a VPN router at each end. The befvp41 would probably be a good choice if you are really on a budget.
Personally I would recomend you spend a bit more and get a Cisco PIX or other commercial instead as these are far more reliable and you get support.
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blin2000Commented:
you have many options: no router or use windows as router; one router; two routers. this VPN solution link may help, VPN Solutions, http://www.chicagotech.net/vpnsolutions.htm
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Sytech26Author Commented:
thank grblades

what would be an approximat price for this Cisco PIX, how complicated is it to configure
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grbladesCommented:
I am in the UK and over here they are 350 pounds for a basic one with a 50 machine license (the number of machines behind each PIX). You can also get a 10 user PIX501.
There is a good summary of specs here:-
http://www.s2s.ltd.uk/browse.cgi?database=cisco&get=Cisco+Secure+PIX+Firewall+Chassis
I would expect one would cost around $600 in the USA.
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Sytech26Author Commented:
that a bit out of my range of price 750$ - 800$ canadian each, linksys befvp41 will have to do, in your experience is it reliable?
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grbladesCommented:
They are pretty good. I have a BEFSX41 at home and I have not had any problems with it and have used the Windows and Cisco VPN client behind it without problems.
If you get them I suggest you do a search for 'befvp41 vpn' on this forum ;-
http://www.broadbandreports.com/forum/equip,16
You will probably want to upgrade to the latest firmware.
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Sytech26Author Commented:
acording to linksys website the befsx41 is an vpn end router, if i understand right it doesn't create a vpn connection it only allow you to access one
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grbladesCommented:
The BEFSX41 allows you to create up to 2 VPN connections to the device itself. The BEFVP41 is similar except that it contains built in VPN accelerator hardware and supports far more VPN sessions.
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