Number of VPN clients

#1

Quick question, how many Pepwave Sohos can connect to one Pepwave Soho via VPN?

#2

Quick answer: :wink: Two. https://download.peplink.com/resources/pepwave_surf_soho_datasheet.pdf

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#3

Thanks for the fast response. What is the difference between PPTP VPN and PepVPN?

#4

Hi Ddavoust,
PPTP/L2TP is client to router VPN and PepVPN is site-to-site.

#5

Well, Google is your friend here. But, in brief, PPTP is not very secure. In fact, I’d call it pretty much deprecated. You’d likely use it to connect “into” the router. (Peplink also supports L2TP which is far better.)

PepVPN is Peplink’s proprietary (and very excellent) VPN technology which incorporates AES256. PepVPN is typically used to connect routers and that technology is part of which underlies SpeedFusion, Peplink’s advanced “site-to-site” VPN.

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#6

Does Peplink offer another product that would allow more Soho’s in the field to all connect to a different router in the data center?

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#7

Would you clarify your question please?
How many SOHOs in the field?
What router in the Data Center? (If you choose a Peplink router the answer is easy. :grinning:)
What do you mean by “different?”

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#8

Hi Ddavoust,
you can setup a VPN Connection to any Peplink Balance. If you have a Hypervisor in your data-center you can use FusionHub.

You should talk with your certified Peplink Partner to find the perfect solution for you.

Regards
Dennis

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#9

We have 6 pepwaves at customer sites for remote printing from the data center. Currently using multiple pepwaves in the data center that these 6 talk to. Would be nice to consolidate that.

#10

The specification table at Balance Model Comparison provides a good starting point for feature selection (and pricing inquiries). For six PepVPN peers it seems the minimum would be a Balance One Core (with an add-on license), a Balance 305 (with an add-on license) or a Balance 380 (right out of the box - and with SpeedFusion as well). If you want to complicate life (but save pennies) then you can have some of the peers connect by IPSEC (they don’t count towards the PepVPN limit).

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#11

OK, I’m starting to get the picture here. (I’m slow … :neutral_face:) A diagram would help but it would seem that the solution(s) suggested by @zegor_mjol is(are) right on target. A “typical” architecture would be a single router in the data center (OK, more than one if High Availability were required or the requirements exceeded the capacity of a single Peplink router, the latter being highly unlikely.)

Make sense?

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