Originally Posted by david90
Thanks I'll try it.
Is it better to use a VPN router or setup a VPN server on a PC?
No I don’t think there is an advantage of my VPN router over your VPN server. As you said you can see the shares on the VPN server, I have to target everything though IP address. Only thing I forgot mention which you probably figured out if targeting other machines though IP the address must remain the same.
With my setup like I said there are four remote users they only have to target one share on one machine and also 2 printers and target an AIX server (The AIX server could be targeted through port forwarding if I chose)
One warning if you decide on a VPN router like I have (Linksys RV042) It supports only 5 tunnels for PPTP. The router does have Linksys own “QuickVPN” which supports 50 tunnels. You have to install client software on all of your remote machines. QuickVPN does work well if you are targeting a machine and want an application like “remote desktop”, “telnet” or something like that. IT DOES NOT support Microsoft shares no matter what you do. A feature of these routers is also VPN “gateway to gateway” so two sites say site “A” 25 users and has say my AIX server, site B 20 users that need the server also on site “A”. With two RV042’s one at each site use “gateway to gateway” no PC’s to configure, works really well and seamless. But there again I used my AIX server which is targeted with as Hyper-terminal type program “Multiview” which is using telnet. Again Windows shares are out the window.