SmallNetBuilder Forums
Go Back   SmallNetBuilder Forums > Security > VPN

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-03-2013, 12:22 AM
bondbear bondbear is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bondbear is just starting out
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
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-05-2013, 11:34 PM
bondbear bondbear is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bondbear is just starting out
Default

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) ...

Bob
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-06-2013, 06:47 AM
bondbear bondbear is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bondbear is just starting out
Default

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!

Bob
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-29-2013, 09:38 PM
Big$$s Big$$s is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Big$$s is just starting out
Default

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
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:39 AM.


Top 10 Stats
Top Posters* Top Thanked
RMerlin  368
stevech  155
KGB7  124
sfx2000  98
Kel-L  98
sinshiva  93
azazel1024  93
john9527  75
fistv  71
hggomes  69
RMerlin  5595
stevech  329
ryzhov_al  266
TeHashX  217
L&LD  190
RogerSC  189
sinshiva  143
joegreat  127
jlake  122
sfx2000  121
Most Viewed Threads* Hottest Threads*
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  77909
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  45364
Old [Fork]...  19468
Old Asus locking...  10257
Old ASUS...  8229
Old Incoming...  7995
Old Share What...  3831
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  3308
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  3011
Old Ac68u Latest...  2476
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  393
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  202
Old [Fork]...  134
Old Asus locking...  125
Old Connection...  53
Old [HOW TO]...  50
Old ASUS...  49
Old Incoming...  44
Old 376.44 -...  40
Old Use the same...  35


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 2006-2014 Pudai LLC All Rights Reserved.