wrt54g with vpn/ipsec

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by tomasperez, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. tomasperez

    tomasperez Network Guru Member

    Hello all,
    I am thinking of purchasing a wrt54g and loading one of these firmwares on it. What I am wanting to accomplish is to have an encrypted tunnel from my wireless devices to the wrt54g. Will the firmwares with built in vpn/pptp accomplish this? If so, what is the "best" firmware to use to accomplish this. I would like to use the one that will have encrypted tunnels from wireless devices to wrt54g, and that has the best bandwidth since ipsec is cpu intensive. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    i'm using the PPTP VPN server on wifibox i'm sure that the other firmwares VPN servers work equally well though I can't vouch for them, I can tell you the processor on the Linksys isn't ideal for VPN traffic as it does the encryption in software, the most i've got is about 2.95 mbit/s though a VPN tunnel with a single connection, if you need more than one you'll start choking that down even more, if you're looking for serious VPN traffic you'll want to get a device thats built for VPN linksys sells several...
  3. tomasperez

    tomasperez Network Guru Member

    I loaded alchemy on my wrt54g, but I dont see how to get ip sec working. I have enabled pptp, but dont know what I need to do on my windows xp machine. Any pointers guys?
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