I've never dabbled with vpn's so this is new territory for me... I want to make resources on my lan available to a few selected individuals across the wan. In essence I would like to join their lans to mine. Ideally this would be a MAC level bridge/tunnel across the wan, but it seems pptp or l2tp are more common solutions. Most of my shared resources are located on a single machine on my LAN (a W2K Pro sp4 box). However I don't want to limit the remote access to just that machine, unless technical or security reasons dictate such a constraint. There is no commonality between setups at the 'clients', however for the moment I want to focus on a single client. The others I may or may not set up depending upon how well things work with this case. In this particular case, the client has a wrt54g v5 running stock linksys vxworks firmware. My end is an sl54 running a private Hyperwrt build, that I am considering flashing to the Thibor build with the pptp server. Fundamental questions: The stock wrt54g has a PPTP option under 'Internet Connection Type'. Will this 'play well' with the PPTP server in Hyperwrt Thibor? Both myself and the client are connected to cable ISP using DHCP assigned addresses (that almost never change). If the wrt54g is configured for PPTP, will it still pick up and renew this assignment? What does the resulting network look like? How is traffic between the two 192.168.x.x LANs handled vs traffic to/from each lan and the internet? In particular, will 'his' wan traffic be routed across the tunnel and then out my connection (yuck)? Thanks in advance!