I'm needing to set up a site to site VPN specifically for deploying multiple IP phones at a remote site. I need help selecting the right hardware.
At my central site with the phone system (Samsung 7100) I have an ADSL connection using a Linksys AG300 dedicated to the phone connection. At my remote site I currently do not have a device, though have been playing with a DLink dir-130 that refuses to play nice with the AG300. The remote site connects to the interweb via a router I don't control but will do VPN passthrough.
My central site is a static IP, but the remote site is not.
Can anyone suggest the right peace of kit. The rv042 looks like it may be OK, but I need to be certain. Note that the devices either end will be the VPN endpoints ie no servers/firewall appliances either end.
I will give you some choices and some basic reasons for my selection. There are a lot more routers in the portfolio, but from your posting you seem to intinate you want to check out the lower priced Cisco Small Business products.
A very very low cost Cisco IOS based router.
2. RV220W or RV120W (relatively new)
3. RV042 (refresh of a popular router , newly released Version 3 hardware and new firmware)
Moving up in features and price, you could check out the;
4. SA500 series ( with newly released version 2 firmware)
But spend some time and really and check out the dataheets on all these products.
Also, If you are a cisco partner there is a management GUI emulator for the RV220W, RV120W, SA500. It does go too deeply into the configuration as it only is a emulator, but it provides a great insight into how easy these products are to configure via their built in GUI's.
Thanks for the advice. That is the price range I'm looking at.
Can the RV042/RV120W be one end of the tunnel, with the AG300 (Linksys ADSL router) as the gateway at the central end, or do I need 2 of these with the modem in bridge mode? Are my chances of having a stable vpn with 2 dissimilar devices getting slim?