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Netgear FVS318 VPN Connection

Posted on 2010-11-16
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Hey,

So I have just purchased a Netgear FVS318 and when purchased my supplier said it would work as a VPN server and mentioned nothing about specific netgear client software.

As I understand, this is a industry standard IPSec connection so should work with any IPSec VPN client? I have tried with ShrewSoft but cannot get it to work.

I have seen a few entries on google that it is possible but no-one mentions the exact method.

Thanks
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No it will not work with "any" IPSec client.
I have heard it will work with ShrewSoft but i haven't tried it.

Other than that there are only paid clients.  It has to be a Safenet VPN client which is also sold under the NetGear Prosafe, Watchguard MUVPN, and one other names. I have used these and they work well. Many find them difficult to set up first time if they are not familiar with them.
The following is a good example set up that works well with the latter clients:
http://www.lan-2-wan.com/vpns-netgear-sample1.htm
There is one other that works is TheGreenBow client. They have a 30 day trial period. Again I have not tried this one.
https://www.thegreenbow.com/shop/buy-pack.html
TheGreenBow instructions:
http://www.thegreenbow.com/doc/tgbvpn_cg_NetGearFVS318v3_en.pdf
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Ah, that is why i have been having problems, any ideas on where I could find out how to setup shrewsoft with it?

Or any other free solutions?
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No I am afraid I have not seen or done configurations  for that client. The only thing i could suggest is to use the first link I provided to configure the router then try to match client options.
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Was not exactly what I wanted but helpful none the less
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