How do I set up a VPN connection from my iPhone to my home Netgear DG834GT router which is running firmware version 1.02.19 ?

I use a Netgear DG834GT ADSL router at home to connect to the internet.

The most recent firmware update, 1.02.19 introduced VPN support for up to 5 clients ( see http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/7734 ).

My Apple iPhone 3G supports the use of a VPN, either via L2TP, PPTP or IPSec. I'd like to connect to my home router from my iPhone through a VPN while I'm away from home.

Can anybody provide the exact steps needed to do this, both on the router and the iPhone?

Many thanks.
JoeAtHome1Asked:
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Kerem ERSOYPresidentCommented:
Hi,

The answer is you can't. Your device DG834GT does not have a built in VPN server. It only supports "Secure access to your office or corporate network using VPN pass-through." VPN-PAss-through means it can redirect VPN traffic to an inside VPN host. While it can not act as a VPN server.

So unless you have a VPN server in your intranet (your internal wired/wireless network) you can not establish vpn connections to your home.

Cheers,
K.
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JoeAtHome1Author Commented:
KeremE,

On the page I've given the link to in my question, it states that the new firmware has "Added support for up to five Virtual Private Network (VPN) endpoints, including a VPN wizard for easy configuration and a VPN status log. This feature can be found under the Advanced menu."

I thought this was more substantial than just VPN pass through.

Am I wrong?

Cheers
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Kerem ERSOYPresidentCommented:
> On the page I've given the link to in my question, it states that the new firmware has "Added support for > up to five Virtual Private Network (VPN) endpoints, including a VPN wizard for easy configuration and a > VPN status log. This feature can be found under the Advanced menu."

Yeah but please note that it says it supports "up to 5 endpoints" meaning 5 external VPN servers located in your intranet. That does not mean that it can "termiante" VPN connections. It can just redirect them to internal servers. I admit that this is really non-sense to support up to 5 different VPN servers which is very unlikely for someone having 5 VPN servers at home. I guess it rather sounds like it would allow 5 concurrent VPN sessions rather than utilizing 5 different VPN hosts at first sight. But as you see it says "endpoints" not "sessions".

Here's the brochure of your product. Just check yourself:
http://www.netgear.co.uk/pdfs/dg834gt.pdf
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Kerem ERSOYPresidentCommented:
Please check here also. This is the explanation from Netgear about VPN pass through:

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/966
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