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Alternative router with VPN client/tunnel built in ?

I am looking for an alternative router, for use with BT Infinity to replace the homehub, that has a VPN client built in. We are getting more and more people moving from ADSL (which we supplied a NetGear DG384, with VPN configured) to Infinity and would like to give them an alternative router with VPN configured.

 

We tried a Draytek 2750, yes VPN link worked 100% , but had real issues with laptop security software operating operating with the 2750, as well as people reporting being unable to get their smart TV's to accept payments for pay per view films. Clearly the 2750 was dropping packets, causing these failure. No issues with HomeHub, but no VPN.

 

Any thoughts for routers with built in VPN ?

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Re: Alternative router with VPN client/tunnel built in ?

This is a Residential forum, sounds like you're running a business.
The business forums are over there http://business.forums.bt.com/t5/Broadband-and-internet/
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Sage
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Re: Alternative router with VPN client/tunnel built in ?

I'm a little lost on this inasmuch as are you operating as a business? If so you need to ask on the business forums. (this is customer to customer residential).

 

Otherwise what is it you are doing/suppling?

 

http://business.forums.bt.com/

 

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Aspiring Expert
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Re: Alternative router with VPN client/tunnel built in ?

It is to supply home users with an alternative Infinity router to occasionally connect to work via VPN (iPad email or remote desktop) for when they are stuck at home due to weather, exploding children etc.

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Re: Alternative router with VPN client/tunnel built in ?

You might have more luck with an external modem connected to an ASA 5505, SRX 100/110. Just so long as the device in question will support PPoE. Why not just use a remote access VPN client solution such as Checkpoint Endpoint Security or Cisco AnyConnect?

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Re: Alternative router with VPN client/tunnel built in ?


@Jonkarra wrote:

 Why not just use a remote access VPN client solution such as Checkpoint Endpoint Security or Cisco AnyConnect?


And how do we install this iPad, tablet and other non PC devices ?

 

We did have very reliable VPN via ADSL DG834's, but there doesn't appear to be an equivalent ethernet/wireless router with built in VPN client that could be used with Infinity.

 

Security is maintained by certificates, the allowed devices have a certificates and are allowed to connect, so not a free for all in the users home.

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Re: Alternative router with VPN client/tunnel built in ?

Both Checkpoint and CISCO have options for idevices and android. Juniper also have the juniper pulse client which will work with the juniper SA SSL VPN devices. These clients have additional functionality allowing you to enforce your corporate policies on idevices and android.

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Sage
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Re: Alternative router with VPN client/tunnel built in ?

Sorry to be pedantic but if it's for a business to allow staff at home to do work then surely you should be looking at a business solution.

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Re: Alternative router with VPN client/tunnel built in ?

Thing is, the DG834's cost us £45 each, VPN built into router and certificates from Server, job done. Other bigger boy solutions cost far too much for a small company to even consider deploying.

 

We were really looking for a ethernet based version of Ye Olde DG834, which we have used for years (and are still using).

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Re: Alternative router with VPN client/tunnel built in ?


@pippincp wrote:

Sorry to be pedantic but if it's for a business to allow staff at home to do work then surely you should be looking at a business solution.


Just mainly to allow home working if they can't get to work, snow, weather, care breakdowns etc. With ADSL was just a £45 ADSL modem, and worked fine and has done for years. Just need a more modern ethernet router based solution.

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