When I was going through a variety of routers before I ended up with the EdgeRouter Lite, I found that my connection to my work VPN would drop several times a day which became quite annoying. The connection was a standard Cisco IPSec VPN connection using the built in Mac VPN Client. I’ve setup VPNs before (site to site using Cisco boxes) as well as a VPN Server (OS X), so I do have some experience with VPNs. I tried to tweak settings (OS X’s VPN client is built on top of raccoon) to no avail.
After I setup the EdgeRouter Lite, I tried to connect to my VPN and found that the VPN (except for 1 day) remained connected for the entire day! This was great news and is likely due to how the router handles NAT. For people that work from home, maintaining a connection to a VPN is absolutely vital. Some router manufacturers might not care much about this as they figure that home users don’t use VPNs; this is an oversight that I’m glad the enterprise grade EdgeRouter Lite handles well.
Yet another reason that I’m pleased with the EdgeRouter Lite.