+ 1 Votes VPN syst3m.admin1strator 7 years ago you have two modes of VPN you can use transport mode and tunnel mode. transport mode is used if you were connecting to a remote location and accessing sensitve infomation such as financial data, or you were replicating data such as Active directory. tunnel mode is setup between two network gateways i.e. router to router. this means that the only traffic that will be encrypted by IPSEC will be WAN traffic between the two networks. where as if you were using transport mode everything entering and leaving the NIC's are encrypted, which is a very large unneaded overhead. what you will want to do is to make sure that each LAN router has support for IPSEC and configure the VPN from there. + 0 Votes System Specs syst3m.admin1strator 7 years ago Yes for what you are using W2K3 for this is fine. here is a list of specs supplied by microsoft. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsserver/evaluate/system-requirements.mspx personally id try to get at least another 256MB ram chip. + 0 Votes Hamachi twilliams2 7 years ago If you want it real simple, just download and install Hamachi by LogMeIn. You can get it Hamachi.cc. I use it for filesharing between my Home Network, My Cousins Home Network and from work as well. I'm even able to stream itunes through it. It's a real simple setup and hasnt given me any problems yet. It might be a route to consider.