I'm going to be traveling abroad for a extended period starting at the beginning of next year. I would like to be able to access certain video streaming sites and news sites without the hindrance of country restrictions.
A logical option would be to use my Raspberry Pi as a simple VPN server to access my home network abroad. I managed to get PPTP setup on my Pi and was able to connect to it with the LAN ip, but my router seems to have problems allowing outside access to the VPN server. I researched the proper port-forwarding and router setup but had little luck; It seems people have mixed luck with my router supporting VPN (Netgear WGR614v9).
I'm not extremely knowledgeable when it comes to networking and servers. But, are there alternative ways to use my Raspberry Pi to access my network abroad, for the purposes of surfing the web?
I would need to be able to connect to it with Mac OS X. iOS would be a nice bonus, but not essential.
UPDATE: I can get the VPN working if I set up a DMZ that points to my Raspberry Pi. I realize this posses a security concern; but is there any real danger in my case? There isn't anything confidential or important on my Raspberry Pi.