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

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

  1. gsfgf macrumors member

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    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

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