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I don't like the standard VPN server on Windows for some reason, and I'm searching for the best client/server application in order to create a virtual private network.

I don't care if the application has its own technology.

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Hamachi :

LogMeIn Hamachi is a hosted VPN service that securely connects devices and networks, extending LAN-like network connectivity to mobile users, distributed teams and business applications. You can easily create secure virtual networks on demand, across public and private networks.

100% free for non-commercial use with up to 16 clients. Perfect for gamers and home networking.

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hamahchi is NOT a real VPN solution it Will NOT connect the rest of his network like a real VPN can do. IE access to the local network of the remote system above and beyoned the connected server – mike Nov 24 '09 at 15:42
On the other hand, if it applies it's the simplest solution. – harrymc Nov 24 '09 at 16:40

Try OpenVPN. It works with all OS's.

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We're using OpenVPN with great success. The OpenVPNGui works well for our Windows clients, and it is quite a bit less "system intrusive" than traditional IPSEC clients (e.g. Cisco) – palehorse Nov 24 '09 at 15:45

Another vote for OpenVPN; especially OpenVPN Portable as it allows you to distribute a VPN client that does not require installation for Windows users - just unzip and go.

Other attractive features:

  • Per-User routing/DHCP configurations (for example, push routes to some users and not others)
  • RSA Certificate authentication
  • Toggle client-to-client communications
  • Firewall friendly
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