Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2012 7:54 AM (in response to andrewrob)
I prefer to use a VPN server implemented in a gateway-firewall box, and not VPN pass-through.
There's any number of things that can go wrong with a pass-through VPN, unfortunately.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2012 8:06 AM (in response to MrHoffman)
which box do you use?
I have used VPN passthrough for many many years with mac users and never had a problem.
Can you use the mac built in VPN client with Netgear VPN boxes?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2012 11:21 AM (in response to andrewrob)
More often than not, I end up working with whatever box the client had ordered. Recently, that's been D-Link, Cisco, Cisco/Linksys, Fortigate, and a few others.
Check the vendor's documentation for details. And whether something works usually involves at least some local testing; figuring out whether the documentation matches reality.
The last Netgear I worked with was a problem with establishing a VPN from OS X, but it was unclear if that was due to the specific set-up of that box, or the Netgear implementation; I wasn't working on the Netgear box there, but on some other hardware.
If I go looking for boxes, my preference is to look for a vendor that does not require the installation of client software, and that (obviously, preferably) lists OS X as supported.