Daniel Lawson wrote:
As another solution, you could use your cellphone (or
any phone you are
handy to) to dial into the commodity Internet, and run a VPN such as
IPSec or encrypted PPTP over the Internet back to your home network.
One benefit of this is that most ISPs have toll-free dialin, so you
won't be paying a toll call to connect to your home network (and
therefore wouldn't be a problem just borrowing a handy landline).
I could also imagine that the hassle of setting up a new ISP account, plus all the
associated to dialing up with a cellphone would be much more beneficial in the short term
into a private line. This is what my mums work does as they only require internet once or
twice a day.