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Topic # 107012 4-Aug-2012 23:40 Send private message

Hi All,

One of our branch is in NZL, we'll need a modem/ router that is capable of Site-to-Site VPN, perhaps multiple sites. ISP will be TelstraClear.
More importantly, it should be reliable (99% uptime if possbile).

Any help/advice would be much appreciated.

Cheers

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  Reply # 667700 5-Aug-2012 10:09 Send private message

Just use a Zyxel VDSL2 modem in bridge mode and take your pick of whatever router you want.

My favourite option is Mikrotik hardware for multi site installs, but since you haven't provived any details of what functionality you require recommending hardware is hard.

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  Reply # 667703 5-Aug-2012 10:11 Send private message

Also be aware TCL VDSL2 is over their own network rather than Chorus and is almost certainly slower/more expensive than a Chorus based alternative like Unleash, DTS etc. etc.

But yes Zyxel in bridge. Personally I use PFsense with IPSEC site to site VPN.







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  Reply # 669354 7-Aug-2012 23:28 Send private message

Thanks a lot for your responses all.

I got advised that Draytek is a good brand as well and kind of "all in one", modem, router and site-to-site vpn ability as well. Any idea?

By the way, would you know any reliable and reasonable helpdesk? in case of emergency we can call them for help.
Thanks again

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  Reply # 670161 9-Aug-2012 16:13 Send private message

ctvu: Thanks a lot for your responses all.

I got advised that Draytek is a good brand as well and kind of "all in one", modem, router and site-to-site vpn ability as well. Any idea?

By the way, would you know any reliable and reasonable helpdesk? in case of emergency we can call them for help.
Thanks again

Regards



I would be wary of all in one units as their capabilities are often limited and if you hit a roadblock you are dead out of luck - especially with a more consumer orientated modem/router combo. I'd still suggest a modem in bridge to something like PFsense or mikrotik where you have a lot more options and the udnerlying platforms are known to be very stable in a corporate environment. That is nott o say the Draytek couldn't do the job! What you may also find though is that the Draytek won't have the CPU capabilities for VPN encryption/deryption at VDSL speeds.

Helpdesk wise if its Auckland perhaps try belton.co.nz







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  Reply # 673894 18-Aug-2012 01:03 Send private message

Thank you Zeon,

In regards to the router itself, I hope they are capable of multiple VPN site-to-site connection.
Oh our remote sites are currently in ChristChurch.
Once again thanks a lot

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  Reply # 673906 18-Aug-2012 06:32 Send private message

To be completely honest I think you should be calling an expert in right now to help with this job.



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  Reply # 674117 19-Aug-2012 00:07 Send private message

Thanks for your suggestion.


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