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Standard User Michael_Chare
(committed) Tue 22-Nov-11 23:51:53
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Router with in bound security.


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Is it possible to purchase a router with in bound security, so that a user outside of my house can access equipment on my home network only after entering a valid user name and password.

Michael Chare
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 23-Nov-11 00:05:14
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Re: Router with in bound security.


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Do you mean connecting wirelessly from perhaps a laptop in a car outside, or connecting by accessing your IP address over the internet?

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 23-Nov-11 00:05:37
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Yes, there's several with a built-in VPN server that you can connect to. e.g. http://www.draytek.co.uk/products/vigor2820.html



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Standard User Michael_Chare
(committed) Wed 23-Nov-11 10:20:31
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Cconnecting by accessing my IP address over the internet.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 23-Nov-11 10:35:32
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VPN is one way to go, but generally routers do not do exactly what you describe and would simply port forward to the server application (whatever that may be, e.g. ftp, http, videoserver) and this application handles the authentication layer.

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Standard User AlanAtHome
(newbie) Wed 23-Nov-11 10:43:50
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If you have an old computer and the necessary skills, maybe look at Astaro software - free for home users.
Standard User Michael_Chare
(committed) Wed 23-Nov-11 22:58:58
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In reply to a post by BatBoy:
Yes, there's several with a built-in VPN server that you can connect to. e.g. http://www.draytek.co.uk/products/vigor2820.html
Thanks, Do you happen to know of any others?

An alternative would be if I could run a VPN server on my NAS.

Michael Chare
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 23-Nov-11 23:49:17
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I know Linksys, Netgear and Buffalo have routers that can be a VPN endpoint. I think TP-Link does too.



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