What router is best for VPN access to my home?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Autobahn97, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. Autobahn97

    Autobahn97 LI Guru Member

    I was wondering what VPN router is best for access to my home from the road? it seems that most of the routers require QuickVPN which I was told would interfere with the Cisco VPN client on my laptop (it's a work laptop). A friend of mine has good luck with the newer RVL200 which appears to be the only one that supports SSL VPN which would work but having IE windows open is a bit sloppy I think. I heard that the RV series can act as PPTP servers so I could use the build in client in WinXP to connect via PPTP, however can't find any documentation on the LinkSys site to confirm this, but I do know I can use PPTP since it's already built into windows and will work with my current Cisco Client. The downside is that both the RVL200 and RV do not have wireless built in so I would need to keep my old wireless router just for the wireless feature (not a big deal I suppose). I am avoiding models that use QuickVPN because I see there are many posts with issues with it both co-existing with other VPN clients and configuring the router. Can any one confirm that the RV will support PPTP termination at the router? If so, does it work well with the Windows built in pptp client? Any other comments with my situation are appreciated here. Thanks you in advance for your comments.
  2. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    Yes the RV0 series...042, 082, 016, all support up to 5x PPTP VPN connections. Zero interference with other 3rd party IPSec VPN clients.
  3. DoodleKenNoodle

    DoodleKenNoodle LI Guru Member

    I got a RV016 because I wanted to install a VPN between a home and an office LAN. It worked like a toothache. Support was horrible of course and after trying and trying to make that QuickVPN horror work by playing with everybody's IP and realizing that my Nortel and Cisco VPN clients were not working anymore, I gave up and tried to return what I thought was a useless piece of equipment...

    Until I found that "undocumented" PPTP feature. I tried it and it worked the first time, immediately, and like a charm. I use it from anywhere to access the office LAN. I can even use NetBios names using a Wins server behind the router.

    The only problem is the limited number of connections.
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