Do any of you have a recommendation for a hardware based VPN appliance for a home office network (and perhaps an associated 64 bit windows 7 client)? I don't want to keep a PC on 24 X 7 and would like to find a VPN alternative.
My home network is behind a DSL Actiontec Q1000 modem that supports pass-through for IPSec, PPTP and L2TP. I have 20 meg down / 5 meg up speeds. The WAN IP address can change so I use dyndns to have a domain that I can use to access the WAN IP address. NAT, with private addressing, is used behind the DSL modem for the LAN.
I'm looking for a hardware based appliance (server) that will work with this network. I would like to plug it in to the LAN, have it request a private IP address from the DHCP server running in the DSL modem, and then be an active LAN device.
With this up and running I would like to be able to take my 64 bit windows 7 laptop to any location via a wired LAN or wireless hot spot and run the client VPN software to set up an encrypted link to the home VPN appliance. Once connected, the PC should then be able to request an IP address from the DHCP server in the modem and act as a local device on the home office LAN with great throughput.
I really don't need a firewall, virus or intrusion detection, web filtering, or any other type of security functionality. Since this will only support one or two connections, virtually all of what I have seen is very pricey and a huge overkill from what I need.
Anyone have any recommendations or suggestions? Thanks for taking the time to read...