The VPN capability of that router looks nice on paper, but I can't vouch for it as I haven't tested it myself. I'd want to see comments or reviews from those who have been using it
. But even if the VPN works, that router is quite old
and unfortunately lacks a gigabit WAN port, gigabit LAN ports, and wireless. Without a gigabit WAN port (and the higher performance internal router circuitry that goes with it) you'll likely be limited to less than 30Mbps maximum download speed. For example after I upgraded from Comcast Ultra (22/5) to Comcast Extreme 50
(50/10) and the fastest I could get was about 27Mbps down, that is until I upgraded both my router and cable modem to those supporting gigabit. Now I routinely get over 60Mbps down. Of course if you don't ever plan on using an internet connection faster than about 30Mbps, then I suppose a gigabit WAN port won't matter. <g>
But if you are doing any file sharing on your LAN, then gigabit connections should be considered mandatory these days. Without gigabit LAN ports on the router you'll need to install a gigabit switch and connect all of your PCs to that instead. Finally, I can't imagine not having wireless these days, so without wireless you'll need to add a separate wireless router or access point for that as well.
Since I don't know of a VPN router with all of those features (yet), you might consider setting it up as a 2nd router in a dual-router configuration, with the other router being one that does have those features
. Or as an alternative to the VPN router I recommend using the free Hamachi VPN
instead, which is centrally managed and very easy to install, set up and configure.
Let me know what you end up choosing, and why. Scott.