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Creating VPN on Wireless Router

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I would like to find out to create a secure VPN from a Windows XP laptop through a 2WIRE (BT Branded) 2700HGV router. I have a BUFFALO NAS on the LAN that hosts all the files that i would like to acces from the XP laptop. I would like the VPN to be as secure as possible.
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To my knowledge the 2700HGV router does not have the ability to function as a VPN endpoint.  So unless you have some sort of VPN endpoint within your network (windows server RRAS or such) then it cannot be done.

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how about any sort of forwarding? i could try to add the NAS device into a kind of DMZ and allow port forwarding so i could map a drive remotely? would that work? i found a section on port forwarding on the firewall but am not sure how to configure it.
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Yes you can always do port forwarding, but by doing so you create a huge security hole.  I would not trust the security of the Buffalo NAS to protect your files, but that decision is up to you.

What is the model number of your buffalo NAS?
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the model i have is the "Buffalo LS-250GL-1" does this allow this remote access? is there a firmware upgrade that will allow it?
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ok thanks alot - i will try this and let you know. is there instructions on flashing the firmware included in the zip file?
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