I have been trying to set up a vpn for a few days now. Not the least of my problems was the router I was using only allowed pass thu vpn connections, so I bought a linksys wrvs4400 wireless vpn router. I configured it the best that I could but I still haven't forwarded any ports, what ports do I need to forward and where do they get forwarded to? The goal is to connect my macbook pro to the my home network via the internet. Also, should I use simply set up the vpn connection in the mac or do I need to get client software. How about on the windows side, do I need to use one of the computers on the network as the server or can I connect directly to the vpn router and be on my network? I have set up the external dynamic IP with a host and updater software and made all my interior computers, nas, printer static IP. Another problem is that I am not sure what the correct settings are for the vpn connection in the mac network setup. I assume the server address is the host name that directs to my network IP, but what is the "account name"? Should this be set up as a PPTP or a L2TP considering I am connecting to windows xp computers. Obviously I don't know much about this, but I want to, so if there is someone out there with a good deal of patience I would appreciate it. Thanks.