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 08:44 PM.

Top 10 Stats
Top Posters* Top Thanked
RMerlin  339
thelonelycode...  160
stevech  156
L&LD  138
azazel1024  116
Adamm  70
KGB7  67
speedingcheet...  59
jim769  57
sm00thpapa  53
RMerlin  4385
stevech  271
ryzhov_al  199
TeHashX  191
RogerSC  165
L&LD  163
joegreat  104
jlake  98
PrivateJoker  93
sinshiva  85
Most Viewed Threads* Hottest Threads*
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  23509
Old ASUS...  17646
Old Beta Version...  17096
Old 'Heartbleed'...  12867
Old Potential...  7597
Old Linksys...  6167
Old Asus-Merlin...  6136
Old Groundhog...  6044
Old Linksys...  4535
Old Any AC68U...  2596
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  191
Old Linksys...  130
Old Beta Version...  112
Old ASUS...  102
Old Potential...  98
Old Linksys...  57
Old Groundhog...  49
Old Asus router...  43
Old New Home...  37
Old Asus-Merlin...  36



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