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# 96244 23-Jan-2012 09:26
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I was wondering what router to get that has all these features :

1) adsl router
2) 4 port switch (hopefully gig but not super important)
3) VPN server (PPTP)
4) wireless g\n
5) or similar feature

Basically i want to be able to create a PPTP vpn connection from my iphone ( while im out and and about) to my home network as there is an app i want to use from my iphone that talks to a device on my home network.
For this to work i believe i dont want vpn-passthrough , but a router that acts as a VPN-server - if any one has a recommendation or could point me in the right place thatd be much appreciated.


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  # 572428 23-Jan-2012 16:36
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Someone can confirm this, but doesn't dd-wrt offer a pptp server (and maybe even openvpn?)? So any router that can run that could be the go.

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  # 572438 23-Jan-2012 16:56
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Yep TomatoUSB, Gargoyle Router or DD-WRT have the features you want.

However generally you won't get an all in one unit that will run these kind of custom open source firmware(s), so you want to be looking at a separate basic modem then PPPoA half bridge (IP extension) or PPPoA to PPPoE relay/bridging into a router.

For the modem:

- Draytek Vigor 120 (PPPoA to PPPoE bridging/relay)

- TP Link TD 8840 (PPPoA half bridging aka IP extension), note: must be 8840 not 8840T which may be hard to get now

- Netcomm NB6 (PPPoA half bridging aka IP extension)

For the router:




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  # 573299 25-Jan-2012 21:11
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VPN server uses quite a bit of CPU power, so if you also have a throughput requirement then it might be worth separating the ADSL functions from the routing. I would recommend setting up the ADSL modem in bridge mode so the VPN/firewall router always has its external IP address for dynDNS to stay-up-to-date.

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