Contributed by Dengue on from the howto dept.
"WEP got you down? Me too. I wanted a way to encourage neighbors to use my wireless access point, but I didn't want to leave them hangin' in terms of security. Since I didn't have a Cisco LEAP-capable WAP and several thousand dollars to spend on RADIUS software, I started to think of a different solution. I figured I would just run IPSec on the OpenBSD firewall that is on the backend of my WAP11 and require the neighbors to use IPSec also.
However, VPN clients can be a pain to configure for Windows 2000 / XP folks or VPN software for other Windows variants (or Mac OS even) cost $150 or more. I wanted something a bit more simple, so for the heck of it, I tested out the new Linksys BEFVP41 VPN router as an OpenBSD IPSec client. Turns out, the BEFVP41 is pretty darn cool and works with OpenBSD! I came up with a WAP11 + BEFVP41 combo / configuration that keeps the neighbors' expenses down, is OS agnostic, plug and play for their home networks, and still lets me run my OpenBSD firewall off the backend of my WAP11. Read the mini how-to HERE !"
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