We are planning a deployment of a mobile work force (small – 8 users) who will all have Windows-7 x64bit laptops. The current firewall is a NetGear FVS318. I have heard there are issues with the NetGear VPN client running on a x64bit system.
They will be accessing shares on a Server 2008 x64 behind the firewall.
Is anyone out there using this topology? Can anyone verify that the NetGear VPN client will support the Win-7 x64 bit OS and allow the VPN access?
NetGear’s website is nebulous on the issue. It states that the firewall is compatible with Win-7, but does not explicitly mention 64bit or its VPN client (here. http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/11127
We just don't want to get stuck in a quagmire of compatability issues with the 64-bit OS. I would just assume upgrade to a SonicWall TZ-180 if we had to. But as the current infrastructure supports everything else we are currently doing, we weere hoping that we could leverage the FVS318 into this service as well.