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Reference Manual for the Model FVS318 Cable/DSL ProSafe VPN Firewall
Virtual Private Networking 6-3
Accessing Network Resources from a VPN Client PC
VPN client remote access allows a remote PC to connect to your network from any location on the
Internet. In this case, the remote PC is one tunnel endpoint, running VPN client software. The
NETGEAR VPN-enabled router on your network is the other tunnel endpoint, as shown below.
In some cases, the client PC may connect to the Internet through a local non-VPN-enabled router,
as shown below:
If the non-VPN router is performing NAT, it must support “VPN-passthrough” of IPSec-encoded
For a PC to act as a tunnel endpoint to your FVS318 VPN Firewall, the PC must run a VPN client
program based on the IPSec protocol. NETGEAR recommends that you use the SafeNet
SoftRemote (or Soft-PK) VPN client program, which is available from SafeNet
(www.safenet-inc.com). Installation and configuration instructions for the SafeNet client program
are provided on page 6-13.