Hello, I have a Netgear Prosafe FVG318. I want to configure a vpn so I can connnect to my home network remotely with a PC. Do I have to use the Netgear vpn client software? I was hoping to just use the XP vpn client. thanks for any insight.
I might be wrong. Usually, a software client VPN solution is usually dedicated to its server VPN solution, which is your router's solution.
VPN solutions are hardware to hardware, like router to router or router to firewall appliance. Software client is connected to software server VPN, like AT&T's Extranet solution. Software client dedicated to a hardware VPN solution, like a Watchguard FW appliance and its dedicated client software VPN solution. O/S client VPN to O/S server VPN, like XP to Win 2k server or Win 2k3 server.
The Netgear VPN router uses its own proprietary encryption and the cliendt end does thus need its matching piece of software with the same algorithm. The Netgear client software is VPN01 to match the Prosafe routers. XP VPN client is different. Peter