VPN box query

Posted on 2011-10-03
Last Modified: 2012-05-12

i am looking into a VPN solution to enable the use of a voip phone in our Dubai office (as voip traffic is blocked by isp).  ideally i do not want to have the phone connected to a computer as all computers are turned off each night.

i have used VPN through a computer but would ideally like a device that just the phone could connect to that could do this job.  i have come accross the term VPN box but am unaware of what this device is.

can regular router be used for this purpose?

any help or advice would be greatly appreciated

thank you
Question by:drzackzuss
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    Accepted Solution

    To use VPN you need to have it terminate at the other end.  if you already have a VPN system at that end the most important question is 'what type' or 'who makes the VPN'.
    This will limit what you can use to make the connection back.
    Some systems can only have their software on a pc make the link.
    Other systems allow you to use simple cisco routers or even just a fancy home DSL router to make the link and then tunnel anything on a specific port.

    First step.... what is the VPN today ?

    Author Comment

    the office uses a VPN service that they pay for to browse the internet as some sites they require are restricted.

    the service gives them a public ip address, username and password to set up the VPN connection to a remote server.

    is there a way to make this VPN connection with a device like a router that the voip phone could be connected to? or does it have to be done through a PC?

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