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Looking for VPN PPTP small business router

Hi all, I'm looking for a VPN router for a small company with 5 remote locations one that can tie them together via IPSec VPN and have some PPTP clients for remote workers.

I currently use Cisco/Linksys's RV series to tie them together, But I have noticed that they just don't have the speed of the newer routers I use.  I have upgraded their firmware, but no go, also streaming video (needed for training) is choppy.  After testing with another cheepie router, video was fine.

Question, what do you guys recommend.  Price around 400, web management, IPSec and PPTP are my only conserns.  Oh, and it should look semi pro, hopefully rack mountable like the RV082

Thanks guys.
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Dan
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Jason JohanknechtIT ManagerCommented:
Maybe Fortinet.  They have lower cost VPN capable appliances.  Support is very good.  At that price, they won't be rack mountable.

http://www.fortinet.com/products/fortigate/utm-90-60series.html
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Is the streaming video passing through the VPN?  VPN is probably too slow to support such high bandwidth with any speed.

I use Cisco RV042G where I used to use a Cisco RV042. The "G" is faster internally (800Mbits throughput instead of 200Mbits throughput) but the higher throughput supports higher speeds outside my tunnels. It does not impact VPN traffic much.
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Brent ArnoldCommented:
I second the RV042G. We have this router in multiple government entities VPN'd together and have never had an issue.
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Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
Other option you can consider is Microtik they have awesome little routers (Rb750GL)

The RB1100 is right in your price range

DirkMare
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DanAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys, I wanted to stay with Cisco/Linksys, did't know they upgraded the RV.  

John, the video wasn't going through the VPN tunnel, some how it was being blocked by that older RV.  

Is there an RV082G?

Also, is there still that limit of only 5 PPTP users?
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I have not seen an RV082G yet but you could use an RV042G (fast) and a 3-Com GBit switch. That will extend port capacity.
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DanAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys.

John, is it still stuck at 5 pptp users?  Also, what do you think of what TP-Link has, I used one at a site I liked, but heard some bad vpn tunnel speed problems.
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DanAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys this is what I was looking for, or super close, I have loved the RV for years, didn't know there was a G model that was updated.
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DanAuthor Commented:
The RV has supported my multiple sites for years, but it was aging, as John and Brent pointed out, there is an updated version, I will stick with this, the RV042G.  This thing has rocked for years.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@CrunchyTime  - Thanks and I was happy to help.  is it still stuck at 5 pptp users?  <-- The RV042G can handle 50 IPsec Tunnels.
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DanAuthor Commented:
John, I just ordered one, can't wait to play with the new version of an old friend.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Good news and thank you.
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