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I purchased a Netgear FVS318v3 and used the 30 day evaluation copy of their ProSafe VPN client. I was able to get the VPN to connect but was unable to ping anything. I originally used the 192.168.0.x network via NAT with my Actiontec. I spent many days and hours of time each day with tech support. They successfully did a site to site VPN between FVS318s and that worked fine. They had full access to manage my router and configure everything. But no ping capability. They had me change my internal network to the 10.x.x.x and still no ping.

After several weeks of tech support I tried TheGreenBow IPSec VPN evaluation client and followed their tutorial for the 318 configuration. The VPN connected and still unable to ping any devices. Netgear had me try 'beta' firmware and that made no difference either. Netgear escalated it to their engineering group and my 30 day free return time was fast approaching. After calling tech support and finding the ticket still open with engineering I returned the router and software for a refund. I wasted dozens of hours and many days with their tech support with no success.

With this router I had to put my Actiontec Q1000 into bridge mode so I was unable to use the built in 4 port gig switch, firewall, QoS, and wireless functions that the Actiontec supports. The 318 had to make the connection to the ISP and got the WAN address. I'm not looking for this type of solution. So I reconfigured my DSL modem back to the prior config and am now using the 192.168.0.x network again.

I would like to find a simple appliance I can just plug into my network, have it receive a DHCP address (192.168.0.x) from the Actiontec and then I can put that in the DMZ or configure the necessary port forwarding to support incoming VPN requests (the Actiontec allows for a DMZ and will do all the port forwarding). I would then like to make a VPN connection to this device from my remote PC and receive a DHCP address from my 192.168.0.x network so it appears as just another device on my home office network. Then I can use all my printers and use the default gateway for all my outbound web traffic that would be filtered through openDNS. I would also have access to all the PCs and server on the network.

I already use LogeMeIn, VNC, and Teamviewer to access a specific PC, but that does not provide the network connectivity I'm after. I know there are PC based software solutions, Windows 7 internal VPN, OpenVPN, tinc, etc. I am not particularly looking for a PC software based solution. I did try configuring a Windows 7 VPN since I have 64 bit Windows 7 professional on both remote and office PCs, but kept getting different errors when I tried to connect.

Any other ideas on a hardware solution that will allow me to maximize the use of my DSL modem and provide the network connectivity I desire?

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