One of the most common tools and modems that are used to connect computers and employees to the virtual private network is a router known as the Linksys VPN. This is a router that will do the encrypting and secure the connection so that those that wish to connect to the system through a VPN can do so securely.
If you are considering using a Linksys VPN to connect to the internet then there will be certain minimum requirements that you will need to have to make sure that you can connect to the VPN.
Internet Connection. You will need to have either a broadband connection or a Wi-Fi Connection to connect to this modem. Anything that uses a landline will not work.
TCP/IP Protocol. You will need to have an IP address that is assigned by your ISP. This is an address that every computer has and makes it special. It is made up of numbers and dots. The Linksys VPN will work regardless of if you have a static IP or a dynamic IP address. As long as you know the IP you will be able to hook up to the virtual private network.
Web Browser. The routers that are with Linksys VPN require the use of a web browser to connect it to the virtual private network. You will need to have at least Internet Explorer 5.0 or any type of Netscape 6 browser such as Opera or Firefox. Newer web browsers such as Chrome have not been tested as often. They will work but they are not directly offered by Linksys and therefore could be unstable.