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VPN Router

Discussion in 'Networking' started by computerwiz5, Feb 12, 2005.

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  1. computerwiz5

    computerwiz5 Thread Starter

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    I am thinking of getting a vpn router at newegg, the one here-
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=33-124-160&depa=0

    Its for our new home and I want to know if I will be able to put a cable modem right in there and also, 2 switches. Now my question is will there be a speed problem or security problem. I was wondering because the 30 dollars switch im looking at is just a plain switch and the linksys vpn router has a nat firewall and all those great security features. Will I get the same security as if i had my computers directly connected instead of through another router?

    Thanks
    Danny

    Also, Whats the difference between this one:
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=33-124-003&depa=0

    or this

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=33-122-007&depa=0
     
  2. Mithrilhall

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    Yes.

    I would go with the first Linksys you have listed since it has built in hardware encryption (DES and 3DES Encryption for IPSec VPN Tunnel). I wouldn't recommend Netgear to anyone but that's just me.
     
  3. computerwiz5

    computerwiz5 Thread Starter

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    My set up will be as follows: I want to know where my secreulity flasws woudl be, if any? By the way this is a pretty big house, and the main router is located in the basement. And alos i have decided to go with the 8 port

    Main router with 4 ports---
    1- goes to vonage adapter
    2- goes to wireless g access point (main floor)
    3- goes to wireless g access point (2nd floor)
    4-goes to 8 port switch (generic) main floor
    5-goes to 8 port switch (generic) 2nd floor
    6-goes to 8 port switch (generic) Basement
    7- Nettwork attached storage
    8- Empty

    8 port switch (generic) 2nd floor--
    ports 1-6 - bedrooms and loft (only about 3 of them will be used all the time)

    8 port switch (generic) main floor--
    ports 1-6 - rooms, study, family room, office, printer (only about 3 of them will be used all the time)

    goes to 8 port switch (generic) Basement--
    ports 1-5 - exercise room, home theater pc, rec room, etc (only about 2 of them will be used all the time)

    Overall whast my best solution, in terms of equipment wiring and routing?

    Thanks
    Danny
     
  4. computerwiz5

    computerwiz5 Thread Starter

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    can anyone help me out i need to give the plan to my contractor
     
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