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VPN router for Home Office

Posted on 2008-10-21
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Hello,

is there any one recommend a good VPN router to be used at Home Office (Small Business)


I have a high speed internet home 100Mb/100Mb and I want to be able to access my files in my file server and be able to use my home's internet from my laptop when I travel

is there any good (not too pricey) reliable and easy to configure (Option: work natively with Windows PTPP VPN Client)

I liked the linksys RVS4000, but the reviews was not really good!
also I liked the Netgear FVG318 VPN but again the reviews were not good !!!

so now I ask the experts, any recommendations?

cheers
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by:Rob Williams
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I have had issues with the RVS4000 but the Linksys RV042 works extremely well. They have their own QuickVPN client which is free, but it can be problematic in some situations. It does also work very well with the standard Windows PPTP VPN client. It has a lot of other very nice features and is considered a low level business router.

The Netgear FVS318 also works very well however for it you must buy the Netgear ProSafe client or equivalent. Though they work well they are a little more complicated to set up.
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by:Data-Base
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Thanks,

if the QuickVPN is free, then there is no problem at all

i'll scrap the RVS4000 and the FVG318 from my list in that case

the reviews for the RV042 are mixed but good in general, the shared bad issues are Over Heating and Crashing!!!  did you face any?
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I have 14 RV042's in place for site-to-site VPN's for almost 3 years and the only problem I have had was the A/C adapter went on one. They are very stable.
Just so you are aware; a lot of people claim they have had problems with the QuickVPN client. Personally I have never had a problem, but if you do the Windows client is also compatible and works very well. If you want to pay for a client the GreenBow client works well, and they provide good instructions for use with that router.
http://www.thegreenbow.com/vpn.html

If you don't want to spend the money for a Cisco or similar, a lot of folks here will tell you the RV042/82 is a good affordable alternative.
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by:Data-Base
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Thanks for the help :-)
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Thanks Data-Base.
Cheers !
--Rob
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