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Low cost VPN solution

Hello Experts,

I am looking for a free or low cost working solution to connect 3-4 offices together.

Internet connectivity is available across all the sites. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Best Regards
Raghav.
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bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
what are OS platforms currently deployed at the offices? Windows, Linux or Mac OS X?
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Michael WierowskiVice President of IT ServicesCommented:
This is not a free solution, but it's a low cost solution that works pretty well for IPsec site-to-site VPN tunnels. If you are comfortable with CLI commands, this will allow for mesh or star VPN topologies.

Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite ERLite-3

Amazon - EdgeRouter Lite ERLite-3
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RaghavIT SpecialistAuthor Commented:
Thanks.  OS is Windows.

Best Regards
Raghav.
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bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
most Windows servers offer built-in VPN solutions. see below an official document for an overview and determine which scenario is suitable for your environment.

What Is VPN?
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc739294%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
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Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
There are plenty of "free" linux distro that you can use. The reason for "free" you pay for support and you need an old reliable PC or old server to run the SW.
Smoothwall
Untangle
Zentyal
pfsense
..

I would recommend investing in microtik routers. RB750GL ranging from $40 - $60
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=microtik+rb750

Training can be found all over the internet.
youtube and forums..
https://www.google.co.za/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=mikrotik&tbm=vid
https://www.google.co.za/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=mikrotik+configuration&revid=1359295588

My 2c spend a small amount of money in a proper solution.

DirkMare
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
MS VPN requires Servers on all sites, but that shouldn't be an issue. And you should be comfortable with setting it up. Other solutions need more effort.  But indeed I recommend some hardware specially configured for VPN and routing, but that comes with expenses.
There is also OpenVPN for free, but that's no walk in the park either.
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