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I am helping to set up a small business network.

On the WAN side we'll have a single DSL connection and be supplied a DSL modem (I don't know what model yet - whatever AT&T supplies).

On the LAN side a very basic LAN - 4 PCs (no server) and 3 networked printers (wired - no wireless).

I have the need to remote connect (either Windows Remote Desktop or 3rd party - pc anywhere, etc.) to 2 different workstations. I also have the need for a decent firewall as 1 of the always on workstions will have financial information.

I am looking at two devices:
NetGear FR114PNA 4 Port Cable/DSL ProSafe Firewall/Print Server/Router
-- or --
NetGear FVS318NA Cable/DSL ProSafe VPN Firewall with 8 Port Router

which have good reviews but I am somewhat confused about the difference in VPN technologies. I know I will have to add a switch to the 4-port for additional ports - no biggie.

What is the difference between the "VPN" router and a router that is capable of mutiple port forwarding (which I believe maybe all I need)?

Do I need additional VPN software or hardware (router on other end) to use a VPN properly?

Any other ideas or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

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