Firstly hi everyone and I really hope someone out there can help.
Secondly, my dilemma.
I have a SO (not quite SOHO) with at present 6 users. I am considering purchasing a 871W as it supports 10 VPN connections.
What is the best way to remotely connect to 10 PCs when my ISP only allows 1 RDP session through the router they supplied and wants an additional £14 per month, per connection? (I refuse to pay this). Would I be right in thinking that if I bought a router like the Cisco 871W I could connect using VPN or am I totally wrong with this? Would it be a better/cheaper option to pay for something like goto my pc?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I can understand an ISP charging a one time fee to set this up but to charge you on a monthly basis is crazy.
The 871W / VPN is a good option if you are comfortable with configuring and managing the Router. Assuming that they don't charge you for every inbound/passthrough VPN connection! Other options...
Get a different ISP
Replace the ISP's Router with your own
Use a free service like the one provided by logmein.com
There are other more complex options but it depends on how they plan on restricting you. For example, If they are restricting you by configuring only one static NAT you could put a PAT capable device behind their router and use it to RDP to each workstation on a different port.