Hello,
I've had trouble for a long time getting BM VPN to work at home, and
finally
got it to work last night. In case this helps anyone out there having

problems with earthlink and bm vpn, I thought I'd let you know what
worked
for me:

Existing ADSL config was:
Mindspring / Earthlink adsl, with Efficient networks speedstream 5260
adsl
modem, connected to "2wire home portal" h/w firewall (earthlink's
"home
networking" package.) This worked great for everything, except BM
VPN 3.x.
(probably couldn't support SKIP Protocol 57?)

So, I looked into switching dsl isp's, but found most new dsl
connections
were slower. I posted here and Lance recommended trying a Netgear
FR314 to
replace the 2wire. Those were discontinued, so I got their FVS318,
leaving
the old adsl modem in place. After much playing, found that this also
would
not support SKIP.

So I purchased a Netopia 4541. This has its own adsl modem imbedded
and
apparently supports SKIP, because BM VPN is now working great!
Netopia
tech support also wonderful.