We're about to purchase the Linksys RV042. We would like to know as it stands now with the latest firmware, is this a reliable router? I heard reports of that internal battery dieing, was that ever resolved? We need to be able to use the VPN function of it through our Vista computer. We need to access Win XP Home and Pro shared resources at the destiantion. I assume we'll use QuickVPN. Does this all work well? Is it hard to set up? Do I need a static IP or can I use dyndns and will it work well over VPN? Sorry for all these questions, I'm a real newbee. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. EDIT: Just saw this thread: http://www.linksysinfo.org/forums/showthread.php?t=50953 With that given solution, won't that mean if those IP addresses change, i.e. the DHCP gives them a new IP, then that solution is pointless?