Looking for a Solid/Reliable VPN router

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by Steve Morris, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. Steve Morris

    Steve Morris LI Guru Member

    I'm in need of a new VPN router, reading this forum and others, it seems like many of the LinkSys VPN products are suffering from overly-imature software.

    Is there a reliable LinkSys VPN router under $200 that people can recomend to connect two sites? As a bonus, it would be good if we can have road warriers connect to the router too, but that's not required.

    I had tried th RVS200 when it first came out, but that was not ready for prime time. Reading about the RV042 and RV082 it sounds like they are shaky too.

    Is there a good, solid, reliable solution people would recomend?

  2. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    For site to site, I've had good luck with the rv082 and rv016 models. Good for PPTP VPN also. Just a bit shakey with the IPSec QuickVPN when that's used heavily.
  3. askingnv

    askingnv LI Guru Member

    RV042 is good choice as well

    I have installed 3 RV042's in a full mesh and they are working great! VPNs have been up and solid for the last 45 days - PPTP servers are all working.

    Only exception is that darn QuickVPN - it is flaky software at best. I just don't even try it anymore - straight to PPTP and it's solid.

    RV042 - about $175 on Newegg.com

    Hope this helps
  4. pablito

    pablito Network Guru Member

    Would you elaborate on this a bit? The RVs are great products but the VPN restrictions are a pain when you want to do some things that IPSEC allows but the RV interface does not. Such as multiple tunnels that the RV insists have conflicting subnets, you can create them on one end but not the other. So then you set your subnet definition to include all subnets into one tunnel instead of multiple. But if you have tunnels going to other locations the RV once again complains about a conflict. Like routing tables, IPSEC can have seemingly overlapping subnets as long as they aren't exactly the same.

    But yes, the RV is a good choice.
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