I am looking for an very secure option to access my home computer remotely.
I am considering a DD-WRT router with OpenVPN and then once VPN'ed into the network, use Remote Desktop to access my machine (and any other network resources).
I was considering also using a white list of IP's (which would only be my Verizon Mi-Fi) but I don't really want to pay $500 for a static IP address.
Someone else mentioned port knocking. Can that be used in conjunction with VPN and, if so, would that hide the VPN surface from would be intruders until the port knock sequence was performed?
I should add that I will only be accessing this from my personal laptop so I don't mind being limited as far as password complexity or client certificates. Any other options for the most secure was of doing this would be appreciated!