"VPN connections let you remotely access file or connect remote
offices together via secure tunnels over the Internet. They can
even come in handy to secure connections on public Internet ports
or Wi-Fi hotspots, hiding Internet traffic from local
"If you aren't going to have more than two-dozen VPN users, you
might consider setting up your own VPN server using the DD-WRT
router firmware. If you have a compatible wireless router, you can
load the firmware on it. This gives you an OpenVPN server and
client, and many more cool features. You can then set it up for
remote access connections or site-to-site connections to connect
"DD-WRT supports two different VPN protocols: Point-to-Point
Tunneling Protocol (PPTP), which is very popular but has
vulnerabilities, and OpenVPN, which uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
and Transport Layer Security (TLS) for a much more secure solution.
In this two-part tutorial, we will set up and use OpenVPN."
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