I've always had a hard time running BM VPNs from my home
mindspring/earthlink adsl. I'm on 3.7 now.

I'm looking for advice on getting BM 3.7 to work from my home
earthlink
(covad) adsl account. My home connection is earthlink with a "home
networking" package, dsl modem and a '2wire home portal' hardware
firewall
for nat and dhcp. Have a static IP address on the outside of this
firewall.
I have opened the 4 tcp and udp ports on the 2wire that I found in the
vpn
tid. I can connect the VPN with "login to NetWare" Unchecked, but
get
"tree or server not found" when logging into netware after the VPN
link is
established.

Took my laptop to next-door-neighbor, who's on different ISP (megapath
/
Covad) using a netopia dsl modem/router, and the VPN worked fine.

(I'd switch ISP's to my neighbor's but his connection is twice as
expensive
but 4 times slower....)

I'm considering buying a linksys or netopia router and trying to
replace my
2wire with that. Does anyone know if I can do this? Do you think
the
earthlink dsl connection would work that way? Apparently, this
"2wire home
portal" device works with most VPNs but not BorderManager.

Thanks for any advice. I'm a newbie / VPN challenged as you can tell,
so
type slowly...