Old Aug 27, 11, 9:22 am
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Originally Posted by garyschmitt View Post
PPTP is also very lightweight, which is why it's commonly used for mobile phones and PDAs. This would seem to make PPTP ideal for Netflix, where you're streaming copious amounts of audio video data and don't care about disclosure anyway.

In fact, openvpn in it's fully-featured implementation is too heavy for routers, which is why dd-wrt strips it down. DD-WRT routers cannot handle some of the algorithms because they were too CPU intensive, so they were removed.

Consequently, not all VPN providers that support openvpn will authenticate to a dd-wrt router. However, that's only an issue if the router is used as a client and someone else is serving.

My main VPN is running L2TP/IPSec on a Sonicwall. The Sonicwall also supports SSL VPN. I've got a DD-WRT router running OpenVPN - I have less problems with that being blocked by ISPs than I did when I was running a straight IPSec connection.
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