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Standard User m_mike
(newbie) Wed 08-Aug-12 23:18:34
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Suggested router for vpn


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Can someone suggest a good router that I can use on my BT infinity connection that will allow me to use my home broadband connetion via vpn. I will mainly be using an ipad and want to secure my internet traffic on public wifi as much as possible.
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Thu 09-Aug-12 09:26:59
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Re: Suggested router for vpn


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I'm not sure how a new router on BT Infinity will help secure an iPad on public wifi?


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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Thu 09-Aug-12 13:54:41
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If its a Draytek (for example) with Dynamic DNS configured, then the iPad can open a PPTP or IPsec VPN to the router from the public WiFi and that will encrypt the connection over the public WiFi.

I do the same, but I have a hosted server, rather than using my home broadband. smile

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Thu 09-Aug-12 14:02:39
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Ah, I see. So he wants a router that can act as a VPN endpoint, or passthrough to a VPN server on his network.


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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Thu 09-Aug-12 14:31:31
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In reply to a post by BatBoy:
Ah, I see. So he wants a router that can act as a VPN endpoint, or passthrough to a VPN server on his network.


I would assume the former; as its cheaper to operate smile Some of the Netgear kit can have one VPN connection at a time, the more expensive drayteks can do 10 or more.

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Standard User caffn8me
(knowledge is power) Fri 10-Aug-12 00:47:13
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You may not need a VPN router. If you are running a Mac or Linux computer on your home network or are happy to tweak a Windows PC you are most of the way there if you set up SSH tunneling

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