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Hello,

I have some knowledge of VPN connections but need some help from someone with more experience.

I would like to set up a VPN connection whereby I can remotely connect to a site to access a Network which only has VoIP telephones on so that I can administer changes when not in the office.

Previously I have used VPN where a server is running DHCP and VPN server so I can connect remotely to get a local IP address and make changes.

However in this case the setup is currently just a router and then 14 VoIP handsets.  I think what I need is a VPN firewall to go between the handsets and the router enabling me to remotely VPN to the VPN Router and from there access the phones.

Is this correct?

if so would something like this work:

http://support.netgear.com/product/FVS318v3 

Ideally i would like a VPN firewall that works with Windows 7 VPN client


any help would be greatly appreciated
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a lot of routers have the firewall and vpn settings inside and can be setup as vpn server if your router doesn't then yes you need a vpn server as your voip phones can not act as the vpn server

vpn is more in the layer 2 osi not client per se

the windows client is called agile or you can use the cisco version
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What model router is on site?  Does it have an Internet connection?
I think what I need is a VPN firewall to go between the handsets and the router enabling me to remotely VPN to the VPN Router and from there access the phones.

It should not be between the router and the handsets.  That will create an additional point of failure for your network.

Ideally, the VPN router will have one interface connected to the Internet, and one interface connected to the inside network.  An alternate configuration is having just one interface on your inside network; you terminate your VPN on the device and it dumps your traffic back on the inside network.  This is sometimes called VPN on a stick.
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hello,

router is just a normal BT infinity router (UK) provided by ISP

if there was a computer on the network i could set up vpn server on it  but as it is just

internet > router > VoIP handsets

i was hoping to put in something like a hardware firewall that could run the VPN server and allow me to connect to the network from outside of the office and make changes to the phones.
What kind of Internet connection do you have?

Depending on the connection type, you could replace the provided router with a VPN-capable router, like the one you linked to.
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