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Old 02-03-2013, 01:22 AM
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Question VPN with Apple devices (eventually others too)

Hello!

Looking for advice. I need to setup a VPN so that I can access an iMac desktop from the road. I take my MacBook Pro when traveling.

It's only a single iMac desktop for now so I was thinking a VPN service initially but since I may eventually get more PC besides the iMac, I was wondering what is a recommended VPN router (possibly that has wireless access point also) that has a solid Mac VPN client?

Thank you for the help!
Bob
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Looks like I have another option, at least initially when it is only one iMac, that I need to get to when on the road - Back to My Mac (iCloud feature). I found this tip that says it works on non-Lion OSX (Step 11 here http://www.macworld.co.uk/macsoftwar...icleid=3342950) ...

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Bummer I think after rereading that article it refers to "Lion to anything" and not "non-Lion to anything" as it is iCloud-based.

Perhaps until I can invest in upgrading the hardware I need to temporary look at hosted VPN such as Logmein Hamachi.

I read other threads on the Cisco's RV series but didn't get warm feeling on an otherwise affordable priced equipment such as their RV180w. Also couldn't pinpoint the exact challenges I might encounter when using OSX clients.

I also read the review of TP-Link 6020 (which I think there's a newer 6120 out) but if it is not future-proof (IPv6) and also if I augment with AP then not being able to keep guest network separate might not be good.

Sigh, I wish it was easier!

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Hey Bob,

If you do not mind leaving your iMac running, then these guys have a killer solution for Apple users:

GreenWorldSoft

VPN Server for Mac OSX

Total cost $9

They also have a great youTube demo video.

Mike
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