What's the best way to set up a VPN?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by gsfgf, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. gsfgf macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2007
    My school recommends using a VPN since the wireless network is unencrypted. Plus, it would be totally cool to be able to print and VNC from school. I am trying to figure out what I would need to do to set up a VPN for my network, but I don't really know where to start. All help is appreciated.

    My Network:
    Airport Extreme (apparently can't act as it's own VPN server)
    -> Mac Pro - Always on and always behind airport. I can use this as my server, but I'd like to be able to let it go to sleep for power bill reasons.
    MacBook - Used both at home and at school.
    iPhone - Used at home and school

    It appears that I need VPN server software. I don't own OSX Server, so which server software is best. Obviously OSS is preferable, and failing that free (as in $) is next best. What do y'all recommend?

    Also, please answer questions that I didn't know to ask.
    (btw, I tried to search, but couldn't find anything. Feel free to flame at me for not searching well enough, but please post links to threads too).
  2. stukdog macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2004

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