Can a BR 200 WP be used as a VPN tunnel for a small school building?

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Hello,

I'm trying to get a building that is currently not on our network connected. I have a BR 200 WP and I thought I could essentially use it to create  a VPN tunnel back to our main network.

Am I going to be asking too much of the device to provide service to a 24 port switch and perhaps 20 or so users? 

Also, must I deploy a subnet in the branch location or can I simply have everything connect back to our main DHCP server and act as a normal location?

Thanks in advance. 
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That is about the sweet spot for the BR200, so no you are not asking too much. I suggest you do deploy a separate subnet and route to the branch site; some application protocols (notably those from Microsoft and Apple) don't play as well as possible they encounter bridged links with long delays like you would see with a WAN link. There are all sorts of resources available to guide you thru the setup. Start here: http://www.aerohive.com/resources/resource-library/  and http://docs.aerohive.com/330000/docs/help/english/cbt/Start.htm