Here is a recent thread that should give you plenty of information to get going.
On this screen, you have to specify either hostname or IP address of the destination SoftEther VPN Server. You also have to enter the user-name, password and secret (pre-shared key) on the iOS screen.
The 'hostname or IP address of the destination SoftEther VPN server' would be a device on my home network? I have a cable modem from Arris/Motorola, I don't see an option like this anywhere on it's setup pages. I need to buy another device? If so, what?
Downloading and installation are straightforward. Although, depending on your current knowledge, you may find configuring the server arguably less transparent. Fortunately there's a lot of helpful information on here and elsewhere on the web. The softether site has tutorials as well as many pages describing the principles.
Once you have the server and an ios client set up you may need to forward (in your router) ports TCP443 plus UDP500 and UDP4500 to the ip of the computer where the server is installed.
If all goes well you should then be able to connect your ios device to the VPN server and then to your radio using the app.
Would it be best to continue letting the cable modem be the DHCP? Or should I turn it off there and let this new router be the DHCP?
Sorry for all the questions, I just don't want to buy something that won't work.
Stan, I agree the R7000 is an excellent router, mine typically runs for weeks/months without a problem where others have dropped connections daily and sometimes hourly. I may be wrong but I believe Dave is hoping to use his existing modem, in which case he may need to use the R7000 in access point mode - if so, the VPN will be greyed out and not useable.