How can i setup a site to site VPN and what is recommended and required?

Hi Experts,

i need to setup a site to site VPN to connect through a direct tunneling gateway just using IPSec or MPLS protocols and just send/;receive TCP/IP traffic without using any VPN Client Software...  just need to know how to configure this whole process to just send over a tunneling protocol over the ineternet..
djcrickeyAsked:
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MikeKaneCommented:
Well, there are different models to support different types of installations.   Its a question of the right tool for the right job.  

You should take into account many factors, including number of users at the site, number of VPN clients, number of VPN P2P, do you need to support servers for the public like www, do you need to plug in web filtering, IDS, hardware failover...?    

Knowing what kind of site and job is key to recommending a product.  

HEre are just a few to get you started, and remember these are just my opinion:
For Large businesses with various VPN and web presense, Cisco ASA 5520

For remote offices with VPN to HQ, Linksys RV042

For small businesses look at Cisco 5501

Again, there are many many good products to choose from, these are just my preferences.
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MikeKaneCommented:
The process will depend upon what hardware you are configuring for the tunnel endpoints.    The basic theory is the same, but the step by step will depend upon the vendor.    

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djcrickeyAuthor Commented:
I thought so.. we just have an edimax br-6624, guess we should have a cisco one right?
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MikeKaneCommented:
I am not familiar with edimax or that model....   I went on the edimax site but didn't see a BR-6624....  I did see a br6423...    

None of the models seemed to support being a VPN endpoint.   Most allowed VPN pass-through only.  

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djcrickeyAuthor Commented:
so which ones most likely are the best, cisco, d-link, fortigate? which one you think is better one? and name a particular model please thanks
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djcrickeyAuthor Commented:
Reflecting on the answer mike keane suggested i think the Cisco 5501 is the ideal one.  thanks for your help
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