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What does it take to get a VPN server working?

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by cornrow, May 31, 2005.

  1. cornrow

    cornrow Network Guru Member

    I am in desperate need of a VPN serving router. I have several WRT54G's, and it would appear that they can't handle VPNs. If anyone knows otherwise, I will pay generously if you can get it to work. Is there another router that can handle VPNs? Do you have one that works for you?

  2. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    linksys has an official VPN router you can get...
    I have a WRT54G with a PPTP server and it works fine...
  3. littlewhoo

    littlewhoo Network Guru Member

    The PPTP server on the WRT54G(S) is working fine with most third-party firmwares, *but* the big disadvantage is, that the WRT54G(S)s CPU isn't exactly build for doing PPTP encryption (until someone figures out how to use the included hardware encryption for PPTP or IPSEC) and is a little bit too weak for this task.
    You can connect one client to the PPTP server without taking a big performance hit. With two clients at the same time you'll definitely see a performance decrease. And with three or more clients... forget it.

    If you need a router, that can handle several VPN clients at the same time on it's internal VPN server, you should have a look at the Vigor routers from Draytek. Some of these routers have an internal VPN server. These devices are a little bit more expensive than Linksys devices, but they are buildt for handling a high VPN load. Draytek's support is also very good.
  4. blackhd

    blackhd Network Guru Member

    i'm currently using BEFVP41 and BEFSX41 for the VPN connection... it works just fine... i can see all the computers behind each router. if you'd like to use wireless at your place, do not buy WRT54G as it comes with routing function... it will conflict with the existing VPN router. best is to get yourself the wireless AP (WAP54G) so that all wireless and wired user can be connected in same network.

    do email me if u need further assistant.
  5. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    you should be able to use a WRT54G with another router you just have to set it up right... and the WRT seems to be able to push about 3mbitps of encrypted traffic so it's not bad for a single client...

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