Greetings: I recently bought a BEFVP41 so I could "dial into" my home LAN with my laptop while on the road. Like many (so I see) on this website, I first tried and gave up on configuring the "VPN client" that comes with Windows XP and tried a few "free" vpn clients. Greenbow: Sorry if I missed something here. 30Day EVAL license is not free in my book. De-installed 5 minutes after installing. I dident even bother configuring it. SSH Sentinel v188.8.131.52: While this client is actually free for non-comercial use, (if you can find it) AND can connect with the BEFVP41, HOWEVER, I was never able to connect with any network shares (or even ping any LAN devices) and while this client was installed it INSISTED on taking over my network connection EVEN IF I dident want to open a VPN tunnel. It also insisted on loading @ computer startup requesting a LAN connection. I removed it. Draytek_v3.2.5_VPN_Client: While this is intended for buyers/users of Draytek VPN routers, the client is freely available on the Draytek website and the license does not excude NON-Draytek owners from using it. This client installs as a virtual device driver, showing another network connection in the system tray. When the Client is not operating, your network connections remain UNTOUCHED. The client can reconfigure Windows VPN/permit settings on the fly. I found this client the easyest to install and use, HOWEVER I was still unable to ping/use any of my network shares on my home LAN. In the end, in one of the Forums I was reading another user gave up and installed a SMC VPN router which has a PPTP server. While I couldent find a SMC dealer in my area, I did find (at Frys) the DLINK DI804HV which has IPSEC, L2TP AND PPTP servers built in. I was up and using a WindowsXP "Network Wizard" created PPTP VPN connection (and pinging/using LAN shares) within 1/2 hour after getting home with the DI804HV. The BEFVP41 does have features that the DI804HV does NOT have: 1. NAT on/OFF 2. Firewall on/OFF 3. Ability to use 255.255.0.0 LAN segment mask While I've found the multitude of "VPN help" configuring IPSec tunnels informative, there is little to NO published information on being able to actually USE or even ACCESS LAN resources on ether end of the VPN tunnel. While I'm sure its possible (its being done everyday) and quite possible with the BEFVP41, I found that for my "once in a blue moon" needs for a VPN tunnel to my home LAN resources is better served (and almost automaticly configured) by using a router with a built in PPTP SERVER and WindowsXP's "network connection wizard. Mark.