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Linksys WRT54GL with VPN support?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Sgt_Strider, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. Sgt_Strider

    Sgt_Strider LI Guru Member

    Can I setup a VPN with a custom firmware flashed on to the WRT54GL? Does any of the custom firmwares support all flavours of VPN? I just want to set it up and then connect via a login name/password. Which of the following USB adapters will work well with a VPN network?


    http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=1&pid=358

    http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=1&pid=473

    http://www.netgear.com/Products/Adapters/RangeMaxAdapters/WPN111.aspx

    http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Sate...123093&pagename=Linksys/Common/VisitorWrapper
     
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    The WRT line will support vpn passthrough (vpn initiated on a client machine) but does not support/is not a vpn end point. There are many devices that will do what you want but they are "vpn routers". Depending on what you exactly need there are routers that do pptp or quickvpn.
     
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    no custom firmware supports ALL flavors of VPN the chipset is not that good. afaik ddwrt has a pptp vpn server which would use a username/pwd approach, but it will not do IPSEC Tunnelling.
     
  4. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    You know thats good to know about pptp and dd-wrt but come to think of it i think thibor at least with the SL supports pptp as well.
     
  5. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    unfortunetly the user only has a WRT54GL:)
     
  6. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    I THINK some versions of dd-wrt also have OpenVPN.

    Any adapter would work with VPN, provided that it works with just "normal" networking. VPN is not a different type of network, just an add-on protocol run on top of the "normal" protocols.

    The thing that makes (or breaks) a VPN is the software - i.e. the VPN driver run on top of the normal driver for the adapter. That is if you want to turn your PC/client into a VPN endpoint.
     
  7. Sgt_Strider

    Sgt_Strider LI Guru Member

    I'm a newbie at this and can you clarify what am I losing w/o the support of IPSEC Tunnelling? I don't need an enterprise level VPN. I just want something that is "good". I like the setup that my university has and that I just log in with a username and password.

    Is it easy to setup with the firmware and router? Do I just set which username and passwords can log on?
     
  8. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Sgt, you may get a quicker answer if you ask/look around at the forums on www.dd-wrt.com/
     
  9. Sgt_Strider

    Sgt_Strider LI Guru Member

    Thanks, but I'm also hoping that people can help me here too!
     
  10. Spiken

    Spiken LI Guru Member

  11. Sgt_Strider

    Sgt_Strider LI Guru Member

    I'm not getting any responses to my thread at the DD-WRT forum. Can someone here help?
     

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