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Any RVS4000 owners here?

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by Toxic, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    I'm just looking to see how many RVS4000 users are active in these forums. If you still have a RVS4000 in your posession please reply in this thread.
     
  2. tony4d

    tony4d LI Guru Member

    I think I'm going to buy one soon, like within a month or so. I'll def post impressions here when I get it. I'll use most of the features too.
     
  3. gscocco

    gscocco Guest

    I just picked one up and trying to configure VPN now. Seems to work out of the box with QuickVPN Client but one issue is that I can do Remote Desktop but can't ping any LAN IPs
     
  4. bctrainers

    bctrainers LI Guru Member

    Hiya, I have a RVS4000 also. It does well for lan parties and other massive file transfers. :)
     
  5. marrik

    marrik Network Guru Member

    Got a RVS4000... but can't use it

    I have a RVS4000 but I can't use it.... My cable-modem starts negotiating at 10Mbps/half duplex while the Linksys RVS4000 starts at 100Mbps/Full duplex. So the RVS cannot connect to the modem.

    I've tried everything to let it connect: long cable, 10/100 hub, 10 hub and so on. Linksys support tells me there is no new firmware and they do not know when they are going to fix it (if they fix it at all...). They could not even give/tell me a telnet command so I can try pushing it to half duplex.

    This is the exact same problem as the WRT54 series did have.

    Too bad because it really looks nice ;)

    If anybody knows about this problem please let me know. Of course, also if anybody knows a solution as well... ;)
     
  6. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    What Catagory of LAN cables do you have? since your WRT54G has teh same problem i would not blame the RVS4000 but something else.

    You should be using CAT5e cables at least with the RVS4000.

    check your PM as well.
     
  7. marrik

    marrik Network Guru Member

    I am using CAT5e cables and the WRT54GX does not have this problem anymore. One of the firmwares solved this issue.

    I have sent an email to Linksys support and made a suggestion to integrate a selectable WAN speed option in the firmware. Many other brands do have this.
     
  8. vikingwarrior

    vikingwarrior LI Guru Member

    I bought at RVS4000 for a small business. Previously they used a WRV54G for their router with QuickVPN used on client machines for remote access. Everything worked fine. I'm having issues getting QuickVPN to work well with the RVS4000. I set up the user names and passwords and the client software can get to the dreaded "verifying network" stage where it hangs and eventually gives the "remote gateway not responding message. HOWEVER ---- During this logon stage (verifying network) and even when I get the message "remote gateway not responding", I can do a search for computers on the network, type in the LAN ip address of the remote computer I wish to see and I find it. As long as I don't hit the "OK" button on the "remote gateway not responding" dialog box message, my connection will stay up and I can access the shared folders on the remote computer --- though it is REALLY slow compared to what it used to be. Looks like another Linksys product that they didn't test thoroughly before release. I have changed no client computer settings and was connecting to the WRV54G router with no problem on QuickVPN.

    Does anyone have any settings on the RVS4000 to share? Has anyone gotten QuickVPN to connect solidly to the RVS4000?

    Thanks,

    Sam
     
  9. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Sam, from what's being reported about the RVS4000, you might want to continue using your WRV54G's for the time being. You're correct in stating another product slipped through the cracks in order to make it to the shelves :(

    Jay
     
  10. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    this must be a compatibilty issue between your ADSL/Cablemodem and the linksys unit. I have been asked by Linksys gurus, are you able to take a packet capture on the WAN port of RVS4000?
     
  11. vikingwarrior

    vikingwarrior LI Guru Member

    What happened to the rest of the posts? I had posted a reply with the packet captures from the QuickVPN connection attempt to the RVS4000 and now it's not showing up. It also says I've only posted 1 message when last night it accurately indicated 6.

    Server crash or something?
     
  12. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    quite possible. I am still awaiting from our host for fix other issues with the server. either they pull their finger out or we are looking for a new hosting company.
     
  13. vikingwarrior

    vikingwarrior LI Guru Member

    Well, I'll give this another try. Below are some of the packets captured during a connect attempt using QuickVPN. I'm not really sure what some of it means, but if anyone else does, please let me know what might be preventing a full "connect" via QuickVPN.

    Packet number: 1
    Timestamp: 14:50:26.229
    MAC Source: 00:30:84:31:98:3E
    MAC Destination: 00:0F:66:92:F4:30
    Frame: IP
    Protocol: TCP->Https
    IP Source: 10.157.37.100
    IP Destination: x.x.x.78
    Port source: 2954
    Port destination: 443
    Seq: 2053884894
    Ack: 0
    Packet length: 62

    Packet number: 2
    Timestamp: 14:50:26.259
    MAC Source: 00:0F:66:92:F4:30
    MAC Destination: 00:30:84:31:98:3E
    Frame: IP
    Protocol: TCP->Https
    IP Source: x.x.x.78
    IP Destination: 10.157.37.100
    Port source: 443
    Port destination: 2954
    Seq: 1363237778
    Ack: 2053884895
    Packet length: 62

    This continues for a while.... then...

    Packet number: 19
    Timestamp: 14:50:41.331
    MAC Source: 00:30:84:31:98:3E
    MAC Destination: 00:0F:66:92:F4:30
    Frame: IP
    Protocol: UDP->Bootps
    IP Source: 10.157.37.100
    IP Destination: 10.157.37.1
    Port source: 68
    Port destination: 67
    Seq: 0
    Ack: 0
    Packet length: 342

    Then....

    Packet number: 20
    Timestamp: 14:50:41.341
    MAC Source: 00:0F:66:92:F4:30
    MAC Destination: FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF
    Frame: IP
    Protocol: UDP->Bootpc
    IP Source: 10.157.37.1
    IP Destination: 255.255.255.255
    Port source: 67
    Port destination: 68
    Seq: 0
    Ack: 0
    Packet length: 590

    and then....

    Packet number: 21
    Timestamp: 14:50:44.436
    MAC Source: 00:30:84:31:98:3E
    MAC Destination: 00:0F:66:92:F4:30
    Frame: IP
    Protocol: UDP->Isakmp
    IP Source: 10.157.37.100
    IP Destination: x.x.x.78
    Port source: 500
    Port destination: 500
    Seq: 0
    Ack: 0
    Packet length: 258

    Packet number: 22
    Timestamp: 14:50:44.466
    MAC Source: 00:0F:66:92:F4:30
    MAC Destination: 00:30:84:31:98:3E
    Frame: IP
    Protocol: UDP->Isakmp
    IP Source: x.x.x.78
    IP Destination: 10.157.37.100
    Port source: 500
    Port destination: 500
    Seq: 0
    Ack: 0
    Packet length: 162

    This goes back and forth for few packets...then...

    Packet number: 29
    Timestamp: 14:50:45.087
    MAC Source: 00:30:84:31:98:3E
    MAC Destination: 00:0F:66:92:F4:30
    Frame: IP
    Protocol: ESP
    IP Source: 10.157.37.100
    IP Destination: x.x.x.78
    Port source: 0
    Port destination: 0
    Seq: 0
    Ack: 0
    Packet length: 102

    Packet number: 30
    Timestamp: 14:50:45.097
    MAC Source: 00:30:84:31:98:3E
    MAC Destination: 00:0F:66:92:F4:30
    Frame: IP
    Protocol: UDP->Isakmp
    IP Source: 10.157.37.100
    IP Destination: x.x.x.78
    Port source: 500
    Port destination: 500
    Seq: 0
    Ack: 0
    Packet length: 94

    Packet number: 31
    Timestamp: 14:50:45.437
    MAC Source: 00:30:84:31:98:3E
    MAC Destination: 00:0F:66:92:F4:30
    Frame: IP
    Protocol: ESP
    IP Source: 10.157.37.100
    IP Destination: x.x.x.78
    Port source: 0
    Port destination: 0
    Seq: 0
    Ack: 0
    Packet length: 102

    Quite a few of these packets.... then...

    Packet number: 69
    Timestamp: 14:52:50.297
    MAC Source: 00:30:84:31:98:3E
    MAC Destination: FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF
    Frame: IP
    Protocol: UDP->Netbios-dgm
    IP Source: 10.157.37.100
    IP Destination: 10.157.37.255
    Port source: 138
    Port destination: 138
    Seq: 0
    Ack: 0
    Packet length: 243

    and back to....

    Packet number: 70
    Timestamp: 14:52:50.907
    MAC Source: 00:30:84:31:98:3E
    MAC Destination: 00:0F:66:92:F4:30
    Frame: IP
    Protocol: ESP
    IP Source: 10.157.37.100
    IP Destination: x.x.x.78
    Port source: 0
    Port destination: 0
    Seq: 0
    Ack: 0
    Packet length: 102

    This exact packet repeats for quite awhile....with no apparent response from the remote router...

    Then...

    Packet number: 83
    Timestamp: 14:53:33.539
    MAC Source: 00:30:84:31:98:3E
    MAC Destination: FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF
    Frame: IP
    Protocol: UDP->Netbios-ns
    IP Source: 10.157.37.100
    IP Destination: 10.157.37.255
    Port source: 137
    Port destination: 137
    Seq: 0
    Ack: 0
    Packet length: 92

    and back to....

    Packet number: 85
    Timestamp: 14:53:34.460
    MAC Source: 00:30:84:31:98:3E
    MAC Destination: 00:0F:66:92:F4:30
    Frame: IP
    Protocol: ESP
    IP Source: 10.157.37.100
    IP Destination: x.x.x.78
    Port source: 0
    Port destination: 0
    Seq: 0
    Ack: 0
    Packet length: 102

    Packet number: 86
    Timestamp: 14:53:35.031
    MAC Source: 00:30:84:31:98:3E
    MAC Destination: FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF
    Frame: IP
    Protocol: UDP->Netbios-ns
    IP Source: 10.157.37.100
    IP Destination: 10.157.37.255
    Port source: 137
    Port destination: 137
    Seq: 0
    Ack: 0
    Packet length: 92

    Packet number: 87
    Timestamp: 14:53:37.965
    MAC Source: 00:30:84:31:98:3E
    MAC Destination: 00:0F:66:92:F4:30
    Frame: IP
    Protocol: ESP
    IP Source: 10.157.37.100
    IP Destination: x.x.x.78
    Port source: 0
    Port destination: 0
    Seq: 0
    Ack: 0
    Packet length: 102

    This packet repeats for a few....then...

    Packet number: 95
    Timestamp: 14:55:05.541
    MAC Source: 00:30:84:31:98:3E
    MAC Destination: 00:0F:66:92:F4:30
    Frame: IP
    Protocol: UDP->Domain
    IP Source: 10.157.37.100
    IP Destination: x.x.x.162 <-------- my DNS server
    Port source: 2955
    Port destination: 53
    Seq: 0
    Ack: 0
    Packet length: 76

    Packet number: 96
    Timestamp: 14:55:05.561
    MAC Source: 00:0F:66:92:F4:30
    MAC Destination: 00:30:84:31:98:3E
    Frame: IP
    Protocol: UDP->Domain
    IP Source: x.x.x.162 <-------- my DNS server
    IP Destination: 10.157.37.100
    Port source: 53
    Port destination: 2955
    Seq: 0
    Ack: 0
    Packet length: 278

    This goes back and forth for a bit and then.... a strange one:

    Packet number: 101
    Timestamp: 14:55:11.640
    MAC Source: 00:30:84:31:98:3E
    MAC Destination: 00:0F:66:92:F4:30
    Frame: IP
    Protocol: TCP->Http
    IP Source: 10.157.37.100
    IP Destination: 81.52.202.118 <------- Not my WAN or remote WAN
    Port source: 2958
    Port destination: 80
    Seq: 4036735765
    Ack: 0
    Packet length: 62

    Packet number: 102
    Timestamp: 14:55:11.650
    MAC Source: 00:0F:66:92:F4:30
    MAC Destination: 00:30:84:31:98:3E
    Frame: IP
    Protocol: TCP->Http
    IP Source: 81.52.202.118 <------- Not my WAN or remote WAN
    IP Destination: 10.157.37.100
    Port source: 80
    Port destination: 2958
    Seq: 1663787155
    Ack: 4036735766
    Packet length: 62

    Apparently the 81. address is owned by RIPE Network Coordination Centre in Amsterdam.... Huh? not sure where it came from, but it was in the capture.
    It continues for awhile with packets like the above....

    Then, just before the QuickVPN client gives the "remote gateway not responding" message.......

    Packet number: 140
    Timestamp: 14:55:52.238
    MAC Source: 00:30:84:31:98:3E
    MAC Destination: 00:0F:66:92:F4:30
    Frame: IP
    Protocol: UDP->Isakmp
    IP Source: 10.157.37.100
    IP Destination: x.x.x.78
    Port source: 500
    Port destination: 500
    Seq: 0
    Ack: 0
    Packet length: 110

    and

    Packet number: 141
    Timestamp: 14:55:52.258
    MAC Source: 00:0F:66:92:F4:30
    MAC Destination: 00:30:84:31:98:3E
    Frame: IP
    Protocol: UDP->Isakmp
    IP Source: x.x.x.78
    IP Destination: 10.157.37.100
    Port source: 500
    Port destination: 500
    Seq: 0
    Ack: 0
    Packet length: 110

    Anyway....that's the end of the capture. Remember, if I don't hit the "OK" button on the "remote gateway not responding message" I am able to keep my session up and browse the remote LAN by searching on IP address of the remote computers. I can transfer files and access shared folders.... although it is a bit slow at times.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Sam
     
  14. ken859

    ken859 Guest

    Cannot obtain full bandwidth of 30 Mbps through RVS4000 router

    Problem - Cannot obtain full bandwidth of 30 Mbps through router

    [] PRELIMINARY INFO
    Network at Home
    Long Island - NY based
    Cable Company - Optimum Online
    Cable Modem certified to 30 Mbps
    ALL cabling and patches at CAT5e specifications
    6 computers all running XP Pro with Gigabit NICs
    Stable with NO problems

    1] BEFORE UPGRADING BANDWITDH - ORIGINAL CONFIG
    Cable modem as stated above
    Linksys BEFSR41 router
    SMC EZ Switch 10/100 16 ports
    Bandwidth/speed tests 5 Mbps Download / 2 Mbps Upload typical/PC
    Stable with NO problems

    2] AFTER UPGRADING BANDWIDTH TO 30 Megabits
    Same exact configuration
    Bandwidth/speed tests 6 Mbps Download / 2.5 Mbps Upload typical/PC
    Stable with NO problems

    3] ROUTER BYPASS TEST
    Removed router and switch from system
    Connected 1 PC direct to cable modem
    Bandwidth/speed tests 27 Mbps Download / 5 Mbps Upload typical
    Stable with NO problems

    4] NEW CONFIGURATION - UPGRADED ROUTER AND SWITCH
    Same cable modem
    Linksys RVS4000 Gigabit Security Router
    SMC EZ Switch 10/100/1000 24 ports
    Bandwidth/speed tests 12.5 Mbps Download / 3 Mbps Upload typical/PC
    Stable with NO problems

    5] SWITCH BYPASS TEST
    Removed gigabit switch from system
    Connected 1 PC direct to router gigabit port
    Router remained in system connected to cable modem
    Bandwidth/speed tests 12.5 Mbps Download / 3 Mbps Upload typical
    Stable with NO problems

    6] REPEATED ROUTER BYPASS TEST
    Removed router and switch from system
    Connected 1 PC direct to cable modem
    Bandwidth/speed tests 27 Mbps Download / 5 Mbps Upload typical
    Stable with NO problems

    7] Notes
    Router is obvious bottle neck / limiting factor of bandwidth transfer to computers on LAN
    All LAN traffic astonishingly fast due to Gigabit switch
    In the process of obtaining latest firmware for RVS4000
    Multiple calls to Linksys Technical Support - All answers - NO HELP
    NO response from linksys direct in CA - All calls go un-answered.
    Linksys web site - NO help
    Searching internet is NOT giving me the answers I need

    8] Documentation for the RVS4000 (Data Sheet) on Linksys web site references the fact that broadband speeds are increasing past 20 Mbps. But what does that actually mean??. Does that mean the RVS4000 is only good to 20 Mbps? Or does that mean that the RVS4000 is capable of higher through put above 20Mbps and if so, what is the limit?? All specs, on all documentation for the RVS4000, specify a NAT sustained rate of 800 Mbps. This has to be for the gigabit (LAN) portion of the switch. If the NAT specification includes the WAN portion for the connection to the modem, then there is obviously a problem somewhere that I can't locate or solve. There are NO specifications for the WAN portion of the router that I can locate.

    9] I need help !!
    Any info on bandwidth/speed vs 10/100/1000 LAN?
    Any web site(s) that answer these questions would be appreciated.
    All info will be presumed as 1 computer connected to LAN for specs
    What is Maximum Burst bandwidth/speed for each LAN 10 - 100 - 1000?
    What is the Sustained bandwidth/speed for each LAN 10 - 100 - 1000?
    What WAN spec is needed to sustain 30 Mbps from router to cable modem?
    Have played with all settings in router - No change in performance.
    In the process of obtaining latest firmware for RVS4000
    Any recommendations to eliminate bottleneck would be greatly appreciated?
    TIA
     
  15. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    GUYS I asked for RVS4000 users not your problems. if you have a problem create you own thread and stop hi-jacking threads.
     
  16. ctsshack

    ctsshack Guest

    I have a RVS4000 and had some wierd VPN issues to a Sonicwall with NETBIOS. With the latest firmware (1.0.15), it fixed this problem and works fantastic with my FiOS line. With the latest firmware I can highly recommend this unit.
     
  17. ssi1

    ssi1 Guest

    I have RVS4000 unit can't get QuickVPN client to work.. Site to Site VPN connect's OK..
     
  18. KenKill

    KenKill Guest

    Me!!

    i buy this router,,,,and i have this problem "verifying networks" with quickvpn.

    i dont have any solution at this time!!
     
  19. vpnuser

    vpnuser LI Guru Member

    RVS4000 needs to have an internet connection for QVPN to work

    I have similar experience before, when I was testing QuickVPN using a PC connected to the WAN port of RVS4000 directly. However, the issue went away when RVS4000 has a live internet connection, and the QuickVPN client is connecting to it over the internet.
     
  20. simsllc

    simsllc Guest

    I have 2 setup in a lab one is a rma i just received today. i am unable to get remote management to work on either one. if anyone has been able to get this feature to work i could sure use your advise.
    thanks
    rj
     
  21. vpnuser

    vpnuser LI Guru Member

    Change the default password before enabling remote management

    I figured this out since some other Linksys routers would prompt you to change the default password. Without first changing the password, the remote management feature is, in fact, disabled.

    By the way, with firmware 1.0.15 the remote management only works with https. So you would need a URL like https://<Router WAN IP>:8080, if you are using the default port.
     
  22. Jetlag

    Jetlag LI Guru Member

    I just got a RVS4000 yesterday and am having issues with it. Replaced a BEFSX41 with it. Will start a new thread for that though. So far, I would NOT recommend this device.
     
  23. leslieemerson

    leslieemerson LI Guru Member

    I have the RVS4400N

    :mad:

    Regretably. The VPN Client doesn't play well with it. Any suggestions as to how to make it work?

    :confused:
     
  24. dISmAG

    dISmAG LI Guru Member

    I set up IPSec tunnel betwen my rvs400 and wrv200 but I can't see any devices from remote network. The computers from remote network ping ok but I can't mapping network devices. What can be the problem? Thank you.
     
  25. shamelin

    shamelin LI Guru Member

    I have one works good other then getting the vpn to allow me to see my shares all nodes are pingable tho
     
  26. MavDude

    MavDude LI Guru Member

    Just got one, but it's giving me heaps of problems. Probably the same issue as this:
     
  27. marrik

    marrik Network Guru Member

    I have contacted Linksys many times about this problem. They just won't fix it! According to the support employee I talked to, the problem was escalated to the engineers but this was a couple of months ago! I have emailed them reminders but also, no response...

    Really too bad that Linksys is starting to look like Philips: Bring a nice product on the market and then immediatly forget about it... no more firmware updates, no good support and so on.
     
  28. MavDude

    MavDude LI Guru Member

    I've done some port sniffing on the router, and I've found out that it's not the mbits/duplex mismatch issue (at least not for me). My modem and router seem to auto-negotiate just fine. It's something else...

    My ISP requires dynamic setup, and that you enter a hostname they give. This hostname gets verified by the modem, and it allows internet access (or not if it's invalid). This seems to be rare, and most ISPs authenticate by looking at the MAC address.

    With the packet sniffing I found out that the router does not sent the hostname you've entered in the WAN setupscreen at all. In fact, in this "DHCP discover" packet, it requests a hostname. And domain name too, which is the other field you can fill in at the WAN setupscreen. This is obviously a bug, I'm sure those fields are not there for decoration. Unfortunately this only goes wrong with ISPs that require dynamic & authenticate on hostname, which might be not so much of a priority.

    I've been mailing with linksys tech support, even send them the ethereal packets capture files. But so far they've not yet really admitted it's a bug, or that it's fixable in firmware. :( I'll keep pushing though... until I have no choice to return it to the shop. :thumbdown:

    If your ISP requires you to fill in a hostname and/or domain in dynamic mode, then maybe it's not the 10mbits/duplex mismatch thing. As far as I could tell, the router does auto-negotiate at all speeds. But it could just be the modem that goes wrong in your case, who knows.
     
  29. marrik

    marrik Network Guru Member

    Yes, I need to enter the hostname to connect to the modem of my ISP.
    I still have the emailaddresses of the Linksys support guys so I will email them with your information as well.

    Nice investigation! :)
     
  30. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    I've got the wireless version of this router (WRVS4400N) and I noticed that if I make it my gateway, I have problems maintaining a connection to the internet while set for "obtain ip automatically." If I set it for "static," it won't connect at all.

    FIX ACTION:

    This method is more secure anyway :) Put another router in front of your RVS4000. For example, I'm currently running a Pix 501 in front of my WRVS4400N and now, all my features are working properly. I'm on an ADSL (PPPoA) connection which might explain for the ethernet not working properly; Linksys is not known to have their hardware work efficiently on an PPPoE or PPPoA connection. Some of the problems you guys may be having "might" have something to do with your actual connection to the internet as I found out after reviewing some of the devices I have available (15 routers in total).

    Here's a link to check out to see if you have any of the following symptoms of a "suspect" broadband service:

    http://www.linksysinfo.org/forums/showthread.php?t=51062

    Jay
     
  31. MavDude

    MavDude LI Guru Member

    Heh, putting another router in front of it is not fixing it, but simply avoiding the problem. I bought a router to replace my old router, because it limits my connection speed. So adding another router to the mix is not an option for me, why would I even need this router if I did that?

    And you're probably right that it's different depending on what your actual connection to the internet is. But in this case it's the router that's not sending the hostname/domain information on dynamic setup. That link is mostly about VPN stuff I don't use, so I'm not sure how that has to do with this modem connectivity problem.

    Unfortunately linksys techsupport told me they can't reproduce the problem since there are no ISPs in the US that authenticate on hostname. What's a little weird, is that he router help pages say:
    "These fields allow you to supply a host and domain name for the Router. Some ISPs, usually cable ISPs, require these names as identification. You may have to check with your ISP to see if your broadband Internet service has been configured with a host and domain name. In most cases, leaving these fields blank will work."

    So I wonder, this has not even been tested with ISPs that do require hostnames? Seems a bit weird. Anyway, I've told them to check the dhcp packets the router sends to the modem. They don't need a working ISP that requires a hostname to see that the router is requesting a hostname instead of sending it. Haven't received a reply on that yet though.

    Marrik, which country/part of the world are you in?
     
  32. marrik

    marrik Network Guru Member

    Well, I can say that techsupport is not quite honest because I offered them several times to try new (beta) firmwares for them to reproduce, log etc. this error. Also: The WRT54 series did have the same problem! I own a WRT54GX and a WRT54GX4 which both had the same problem with the first firmwares. After some time Linksys released new firmwares for these ap's and the problem was solved. So they actually KNOW how they must solve this. I've told them about this (again, several times...).

    The Netherlands.
     
  33. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    The link was actually about connectivity; vpn information just happened to be involved because that was what I was working on when I came across that "workaround."

    In my case, issues I was having with the wrvs4400n firmware were vanquished with this particular configuration. Yes, I happen to work on vpn solutions a majority of the time, but, ironically, this workaround has been extremely benficial in allowing a few of us (on the testing team) to further our testing.

    Considering your situation, a little avoidance may give you some temporary release, don't you think? :)

    Chances are tech support are not going to respond with an answer on that one due to them being tier 1. I'll pass this to one of the actual developers to see if they have any insight.

    Jay
     
  34. MavDude

    MavDude LI Guru Member

    Ah, The Netherlands, probably @home ISP too hehe. I've read about the older routers having the same problem, didn't know they fixed it for those.

    I don't have to put another router in to connect though, with static setup the router does get internet access from the modem somehow. I suspect the hostname handling goes a little different in static than with dynamic/dhcp. It should work at least another week, after that my ISP goes completely over to dynamic and I'll loose my semi-static IP.

    And I feared that linksys tech support wouldn't be able to do anything.:frown: Just hoped they could report it to the devs as a bug or something. But if you can contact one directly that would be great. Want me to send my emails with linksys techsupport describing the problem and the cause + packet captures to you? (if so, PM me with a mailaddress).
     
  35. MavDude

    MavDude LI Guru Member

    It seems I've been talking to one of the devs.. or testers.. since I was mailed a new firmware for the router. Didn't fix the problem. (lots of new cool options though, some a bit buggy but I guess that's why it's beta hehe.)

    But I'm having a bigger problem now: I tried to revert back to the 1.0.15 firmware and the router is now unresponsive. I tried resetting, rebooting, power off/on. How can I get back to factory defaults, or is it not possible after a bad firmware flash?

    Hope I can get it working again, or I won't be doing much testing. :/

    *edit: just found the tftp utility, trying that now...
    *edit2: and that didn't work either, it doesn't respond on its IP. No webinterface and no DHCP on the switch part. All it seems to do is boot and send ARP requests to find my ISP's gateway.
    *edit3: Nevermind, it seems to work again after the power has been off for a while, and the settings are really cleared. :)
     
  36. MavDude

    MavDude LI Guru Member

    Yay, it works!

    The beta firmware I received did work, I just had to properly reset the router. Including clearing all previous settings. Which is kinda hard when there's no web interface and the reset button doesn't seem to work. But I managed to get it to reset, and now it all works.

    The problem was indeed with the hostname not being sent with dhcp discover/request packages. The beta firmware was good, only because of the troubles I had with resetting it I couldn't test it out. The router didn't sent any dhcp requests at first, just because it remembered the old settings from the previous firmware. :/

    Anyway, the next firmware version will be great. Lots of new things. Custom NTP server and emailsettings with login/pw being the smaller thingies, but I've read some complaining about it. Nice to see it's getting fixed. (current is 1.0.15, next version will probably have this).

    :halo: I'm sure they don't mind me posting a little preview...
    [​IMG]

    Hmm, email logs feature is working alright! Not smart: doing a grc.com shieldsup! portscan of 1000+ ports... :)
    [​IMG]
     
  37. csan

    csan LI Guru Member

    Interesting - new firmware is on his way . But what is the best throughput you get from this box wan-> lan and the other way simultaneously? Maybe you don´t have 100Mbps FD - but this is a very hot box in Sweden where alot of people have fibre all the way to there homes.
     
  38. marrik

    marrik Network Guru Member

    That's great news! Can't wait to get my hands on it!

    I am wondering, did they improve the VLAN's also? I mean instead of those radiobuttons now checkboxes?
     
  39. Jetlag

    Jetlag LI Guru Member

    Sounds like a classic Linksys product release. Shove the item out the door with buggy beta software, let users struggle with it for months, then finally after several attempts release FW that actually enables the features advertised. I went through this same scenario with both my BEFSX41 and WAP54G, they both are solid performers now, not so when they were new.

    I never could get any WAN throughput no matter what I tried with the RVS4000 I returned. I think maybe I will wait a bit longer before I jump back in though. My schedule no longer allows me hours of free time to spend troubleshooitng or on the phone with India (i.e. Linksys Support).

    I am very glad it is working for you though!
     
  40. MavDude

    MavDude LI Guru Member

    I only see radiobuttons on the VLAN membership page. Most changes seem to be on the firewall, vpn and qos parts.
     
  41. dkemper

    dkemper Guest

    QuickVPN, RVS4000, partially works.

    I purchased the RVS4000 for its Gigabit and endpoint VPN capabilities in November 2006. So far I have only been able to partially access my network resources from the Internet using QuickVPN.

    Yesteday I connected using QuickVPN and was able to using my browser to the web management interfaces on the router, a DLink network storage, and Samsung network printer successfully. But when I try to access files one the network storage or print to the printer it fails.

    Any suggestions would be desired.

    I did notice in IPCONFIG aplication my remote network is not listed, only the network configurations of where I'm accessing from.

    Dave K.
     
  42. pyackindc

    pyackindc Guest

    Rvs4000

    I just installed the new 1109 firmware and so far so good. This router has been a bit of a challenge over the past six months...
     
  43. norman311

    norman311 Guest

    RVS4000 Owner

    I've have the RVS4000 for 4 months and have upgraded to v1.1.09 and yes I reset it to factory defaults after upgrading firmware.

    Currently trying resolve problems with VPN client popping "gateway not responding" . I'm also having to reset the router once or twice a week but didn't have this problem with the previous firmware.
     
  44. tgautier

    tgautier LI Guru Member

    Same as Vikingwarrior

    Just installed RVS4000. Have been using RV042's and 082's for some time with good results. Have upgraded all QVPN clients firmware and QVPN software...now getting weird "Gateway not responding" --but VPN is still connected. Using explorer search to IP address works ok for file transfers--but switching to Remote Desktop VERY slow. After about 10-15 minutes, the disconnect icon appears in the Remote Desktop screen...X out of RM and box shows link as still connected! Can still browse host files with Explorer to IP address of host machine. Have made all suggested setting changes--port forwarding, resets, etc. etc. Any ideas?
     
  45. rws_usa

    rws_usa LI Guru Member

    RVS4000 - Need to revert to old firmware

    I bought my RVS4000 in August 2006 and set it up on a Windows Server 2003 Standard R2 to provide Remote Desktop (RDP) access via Terminal Services.

    If a RDP user session from the WAN side is idle for about 30 min., upon attempting to resume the session, the session hangs for about 30 sec., then reconnects and all is OK. This is not an issue from the LAN side. The firmware that came with the router allowed me to selectively turn off Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), which solved this issue. I just upgraded to the new firmware, and it seems there is no longer a way to turn off SPI, and the problem has returned. I have tried disabling DoS Protection but this has no effect, and my users hate the hanging sessions.

    Does anyone have an older firmware version for this router? This site and Linksys.com only have the newest version. Thanks for any help.
     
  46. rws_usa

    rws_usa LI Guru Member

    The solution to this was to enable keep-alive packets for Terminal Services. TS does not by default send keep-alives to connected clients. This was not a problem behind the firewall on the LAN, but apparently the RVS4000's firewall was closing the WAN connections after the 30 min. of no activity. Added a few registry settings to enable TS to send keep-alives every 15 min, now WAN clients stay connected. Better solution than turning off SPI.
     
  47. Jetlag

    Jetlag LI Guru Member

    For those of us not quite so knowledgeable, could you post some instructions or a link on how to do this please? Thanks!
     
  48. rws_usa

    rws_usa LI Guru Member

    Here are the instructions I followed:
    http://terminal.servebeer.com/php/flaky_connections.php

    None of the keys mentioned already existed in my registry, so I added each key and assigned the following values:

    KeepAliveEnable = 1
    KeepAliveInterval = 1000 (1 sec.)
    KeepAliveTime = 900000 (15 min.)
    TcpMaxDataRetransmissions = 10

    Thanks to Vera Noest, MVP over at the TS Google newsgroup, for posting the link.
     
  49. Jetlag

    Jetlag LI Guru Member

    Thanks, very helpful!
     
  50. MiRaCL

    MiRaCL Network Guru Member

    What kinde speed can this ruter acctually hadle? Im getting my 100/100mbi internet connection tomorrow, and the WRT54GS cant handle the speed. Im looking at the RVS4000,but people say all kinda this about the performance.

    I don't care about the vpn stuff, i just want a router that can handle 100/100mbit full duplex. (probably about 80mbit).

    Im can use a pc offcource for this, but i don't want yet another pc in my livingroom. So my options is a small box like the linksys.

    Anyone have any idea is this box is useable for me?
     
  51. MavDude

    MavDude LI Guru Member

    I asked linksys tech support how fast the WAN port actually is (should be). And they said it's a 100Mbit port, and should be able to handle fast speed. I haven't actually tested this though. I've "only" got 24Mbit at home, (2+MB/s) and that works fine now.
     
  52. RVS4000 trial by blindfold

    I am just implementing this gateway as a VPN solution. I have never done one using this hardware, but have set many up using the PIX and Juniper gateways and using the SafeNet client.

    The dialup VPN on this box is pretty lame. Primarily, there is no debug feature or CLI interface to use and watch what actually is happening on the VPN Gateway. I have had more luck with the static setup. I was able to build a static main mode tunnel from a older Netscreen 5XP to the RVS4000 and have it be very stable.

    I feel for those who are trying to use the QuickVPN. If Linksys wants to play ball in this arena, they really need to write the troubleshooting tools and an interface for them.

    Does anyone have a positive remark on the QuickVPN ??
     
  53. jppowers14075

    jppowers14075 LI Guru Member

    I would not hold your breath.

    JP
     
  54. Jetlag

    Jetlag LI Guru Member

    I've been waiting for an affordable gigabit+firewall+router+VPN for a couple of years and when I first found out about the RVS4000 could not wait to order one. I was very dissapointed when mine arrived and was so sketchy that each time I rebooted it something new seemed to go wrong. Would love a true Cisco or similar product but my budget simply does not allow it.

    Maybe within a couple of years an end user will will post FW for this router that fixes it's many flaws as I seriously doubt that this is within the ability of the Linksys programmers (IMOHO). Heck, it took them years to iron out the FW on my BEFSX41 which works perfectly (except of course for the VPN which has never been reliable).

    Searching for a fire sale on a Cisco.....
     
  55. baluga

    baluga Guest

    I just bought an RSV4000 which generaly works fine on its own.

    Trouble starts when I try to creat a VPN between it and a RV042, althogh I follow all instructions as in both user manuals doesn't connect.

    any tips there ?

    baluga
     
  56. G_Styles

    G_Styles Network Guru Member

    6 RVS4000's

    I have 6 RVS4000's deployed. I also have a number of other Linksys Quick VPN models. I have found that I have no trouble connecting from the Black Motorola Docsis Modems, but the older ones are problematic.

    The featureset in the RVS4000 is nice, but the hardware is fairly flimsy. I would love to see a new version of the RV042 with gigabit and IPS. The RV042 has the look, feel and feature set of a true entry level corporate use model. I was quite disapointed to see the quality and reliability of these new RVS4000 units plumit.
     
  57. bctrainers

    bctrainers LI Guru Member

    I'm just waiting for a NEW ips signature update due to more recent exploits and a new firmware to rid of the noticeable bugs that I kept coming across in Firefox, but the same issue being non-existent in IE. Overall, good router still... just needs more updates. I just hope this router can run at peak performance for a 100+ person lan event.
     
  58. supert101

    supert101 LI Guru Member

    VPN with RVS4000 and BEFSX41 not working.

    I had two of the BEFSX41 and one has gone down on me, I was hoping to use the new RV4000.

    But when I try and get the VPN connection backup it will not work.

    I can see the BEFSX41 try to connect to the RVS4000 but get errors.

    [VPN Log]: packet from 66.41.xx.xx:500: initial Aggressive Mode message from 66.41.xx.xx but no (wildcard) connection has been configured

    Or

    [VPN Log]: packet from 66.41.xx.xx:500: initial Main Mode message received on 68.115.xx..xxx:500 but no connection has been authorized

    When I try and have the RVS4000 try and connect to the BEFSX41 I see nothing in both logs.

    I even let linksys log in to the both routers, they said Setup looks good and it sounds like hardware issue with the RVS4000 and to take it back, Now having same issue with new one.

    I know it's not the BEFSX41 as it still is able to connect to it's other remote site with VPN.

    I have done search on these pages and other and still can not find answer.

    Any help would be greatly welcome.

    Thanks,
    Super Tech

    Update:

    http://www.linksysinfo.org/forums/showthread.php?t=53825 for fix.
     
  59. david803sc

    david803sc LI Guru Member

    I still have it and use it, I took it back for a WRVS4400N but had problems with it on the wireless side so I am back to the RVS4000 with a wireless access point.
     
  60. ZeGhostbear

    ZeGhostbear LI Guru Member

    Yup, bought one for a small business that I consult for and still trying to use it.
     
  61. djjk2004

    djjk2004 Guest

    Rvs4000

    I have 2 RVS4000's one at my office and one at my house in illinois. Runs great! I was wondering if anyone knows if you can set up an adt'l one (3rd one). I have a house in florida i would like to vpn with my office. i have static IP's at the office but Dynamic at both houses, i know that would pose a problem.
     
  62. Chris2002330

    Chris2002330 LI Guru Member

    I have 2 RVS4000's that work great as gateway routers for my home and small business. I bought them to eventually VPN connect to each other. No luck yet. Help Appreciated.
     
  63. sayyong

    sayyong LI Guru Member

    I love GigaBit WAN port!

    I have a Gigabit Motorola SB6100 Cable modem. Because of that modem, I invested in a "Fully Sheilded Twisted Pair" with Sheilded RJ45 heads and connect it to the RVS4000.
    RVS4000 supports Gigabit WAN port!!! I love GigaBiT SPEEDs! But just kinda disappointing that I suspect it does not supports IP Protocal 50 aka ESP packets. Some one pls comment on if RVS4000 supports IP protocal 50 anot?
     
  64. kimojoe

    kimojoe Guest

    RVS4000 Owner

    Toxic-If by some manner of super-human will power you are still watching this hy-jacked, morfed, fragmented, unfollowable (oh my) thread, I have 2 of these routers and wish I didn't.

    Sorry,

    Kimo
     
  65. FamilyHart

    FamilyHart Guest

    yes we do
     
  66. micrisc

    micrisc LI Guru Member

    had one for almost a year, still causing much heartache. currently on 1.1.09. when is the new firmware commming out Linksys? you are very slow with the release of fixed firmware and IPS signatures, very slow, I guess this is not a popular enough router for Linksys but it has so much potential and could be popular if you put more time into it.
     
  67. donathome

    donathome LI Guru Member

    I have the RVS4000 also

    I just got my RVS4000 yesterday. I saw the BETA firmware update 1.1.14 on this site. Does anybody have any experience with it yet? I want to upgrade, but also don't want to brick my new box.

    PS - I tried to disable IPS to get the speed up, but each time that I do I loose all HTTP connectivity. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Don
     
  68. tony4d

    tony4d LI Guru Member

    Don, I've tried all the beta firmwares that have been available here, and so far, 1.1.14 is the best.

    Although, I have only been running it for less than 24 hours, so the jury is still out.

    If you want something stable, use 1.1.11. I'm pretty sure you can still download it here.
     
  69. Solinga

    Solinga LI Guru Member

    Banana software

    I bought the RVS4000 because of it's price/performance ratio which is stunning. Unfortunately I had to remove it from my network, it's way to buggy. I'm lucky because it's only a home network. I wouldn't dare to use it in business.

    It 's nice to get all those beta releases but a beta should have all major bugs already fixed. It's only for fine-tuning when you confront your customers with a beta. You normally do beta testing with dedicated customers and a test plan, not just throw it to the community. Strange strategy.

    In my previous job we called that Banana Software, it ripes at the customer. Sorry for the bad English. As you can guess, I'm not native.
     
  70. Steve Evans

    Steve Evans LI Guru Member

    Hi,

    I've joined this select club as I've just wired my house in CAT6 and wanted a router with bandwidth to match. I also want to be able to use VPN, and that is a sticking point at the moment... other internet users in the household are getting frustrated with the time I'm having to spend fiddling with this beastie.

    I'm looking forward to what follows 1.1.14!

    Steve
     
  71. Speed Demon

    Speed Demon LI Guru Member

    Don, if you lose HTTP connectivity when the IPS is disabled, that is usually indicative of a bad firmware load. A reflash with the same firmware file will usually clear the problem. The loss of connectivity when the IPS is disabled appears to be a good way to determine if the firmware load/reload was successful or not. If after another reload or two, the loss of connectivity still exists, I would suspect the firmware file and download another copy of it to use as the reload file. Hope this helps.
     
  72. uconnect

    uconnect LI Guru Member

    I just got this router over a week ago and it's causing me problems.
    I had port forwarding working last night to HTTP and SSH. Our voip was working too.

    this morning I set up a DynDNS address to it and now my VoIP is down as far as receving calls goes, port forwarding wont work for http and ssh. I am using a static IP
     
  73. uconnect

    uconnect LI Guru Member

    My VoIP is back up but Ports wont forward to my web server, I can access it locally but not thou the WAN side.
     
  74. uconnect

    uconnect LI Guru Member

    I fixed my forwarding problem, i forgot to add the gateway to my BSD box
     
  75. donathome

    donathome LI Guru Member

    Trying the fix today

    Thanks for the hint on a fix. I downloaded the 1.1.14 Beta firmware and will try that today to see what happens. If all goes well, I will report back success

    I should say that the 1.1.09 firmware load that is in the Router now came from the factory and was not loaded by me. The router is only a month old and I have been reluctant to upgrade the firmware to a beta version of the code until the beta code had been out for a while. If you don't hear back from me in a few hours, I will be at Fry's buying another Router. :)

    Thanks for the answer/support.

    Don
     
  76. donathome

    donathome LI Guru Member

    One more question

    Sorry to spam the list with multiple entries. I have another question. I need to do port forwarding like this

    XXXXX:8080 -> 192.168.1.100:80

    I could do this on my old Router because the Web screens had entries for all of the fields. I do not see anything corresponding to this on the RVS4000. Anybody know the trick?

    Thanks

    Don
     
  77. donathome

    donathome LI Guru Member

    >> Thanks for the hint on a fix. I downloaded the 1.1.14 Beta firmware and
    >> will try that today to see what happens. If all goes well, I will report back
    >> success

    It took longer than I thought to re-enter all of the settings (gotta remember to write them down next time), but I am up and running and everything appears functional.

    As a side benefit, the routing speed is back to where it should be so the upgrade to 1.1.14 firmware was worth the effort. The RVS4000 is no longer limiting my connection speed. I am only limited by what I can affort from Verizon.

    Thanks for the help/support

    Don
     
  78. csan

    csan LI Guru Member


    .. so what is your "..connection speed" ?
     
  79. tony4d

    tony4d LI Guru Member

    Yea, I'd be interested to hear what type of top speeds you get beyond 15mbps.

    Also, when I upgrade, instead of writing things down I just take screenshots of the pages where I have lots of customizations I've done (static ip maps, port forwards, etc). Print screen and photoshop is your friend :)
     
  80. sgroom

    sgroom LI Guru Member

    I'm getting speeds in excess of 20M (downstream) but I know I'm doing everything I can to inflate my performance.

    NO VPNs, no IPS, etc...

    I wish the firmware would come up to speed. I'd love to use the VPN stuff... it's just too flakey for me at the moment.

    http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/
    Last Result:
    Download Speed: 20799 kbps (2599.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 4581 kbps (572.6 KB/sec transfer rate)

    Firmware 1.1.14
     
  81. Eldorage

    Eldorage LI Guru Member

    I can get very high download speeds from the right server...
    [​IMG]

    This is of course with all the features turned off. Firmware v1.1.09.
     
  82. Lord Ghethro

    Lord Ghethro Guest

    I have an RVS4000 and I'm frustrated as hell, at the documentation mostly, or it might be at the product. I have this rvs4000 handling my DSL connection for a small group of servers. What I need now is to be able to connect to these servers when I'm on the road using my wireless broadband card. I tried JUST using QuickVPN, but it seems that doesn't work unless I have done all the appendix C secpol.msc configuration. Well, my ip address for my network DSL connection, as well as my wireless broadband will change periodically, so how do I handle that?! I've been banging my head against the wall for longer than I care to share publically over this. Does anyone have any suggestions? PLEASE?

    Thanks in advance.

    -Lord Ghethro
     
  83. Newbie here with rvs4000
     
  84. erman

    erman LI Guru Member

    I own 2 RVS4000 but am frustrate too for this simple reason: I bought them mainly for speed and VPN capabilities, can't work with VPN client as espected: can't work with wireless connections; with wired connection can work but get always the 'remote gateway not responding' message. I'm a hardware reseller, how can I propose this product to anyone? Better is if Cisco closes Linksys brand and sells only well working products!
     
  85. swinokur

    swinokur LI Guru Member

    Yes I am an RVS 4000 owner

    I have 8 of these I purchased for work. They have worked fine and I have used the VPN feature to build router to router IPSec tunnels. I have not tried to use them with the Quick VPN clinets. I am using the latest firmware.

    Stu
     
  86. mleining

    mleining Network Guru Member

    This is a bit late but I own one and I also arranged a purchase for a neighbor who I help with computer stuff. The only problem I'm having is the same QuickVPN problem ... the VPN thinks it does not connect but it really is connected. This appears to be a routing problem. I just use it and when it asks me if I want to keep on waiting, I leave the prompt up and the VPN works fine all day. The VPN works but you can't ping the router itself so QuickVPN thinks the connection failed. It would be nice if that pop-up just had an "ignore and proceed" option, or if I could specify some other means to verify that the tunnel is working like pinging one of my internal devices. From the remote computer, I can ping everything except for the router. I'm also having a problem where WAN ACL entries do not appear to be logged at all. I can add a permit and log for everything and I still get no log entries for any inbound connection attempts. I think the IPS intercepts many of them. I would also like for the IPS log to go to my syslog server.
     
  87. csm746

    csm746 Network Guru Member

    RVS4000

    I just picked one of these up and it is running the 1.1.14 firmware out of the box. So far so good, but I did turn IPS off for the time being. May run further tests to see if I can pull full speed 10Meg with it turned on. Any firmware revisions being considered out there?

    This replaced a BEFSR81 v3 which I went through lots of firmware revision scenarios with.

    CSM746
     
  88. tony4d

    tony4d LI Guru Member

    Have fun with your new rvs4000. Be prepared to have it crash at least once per week, and require a hard reset.
     
  89. swinokur

    swinokur LI Guru Member

    RVS 4000 Ok so far

    I used 6 RVS 4000's with the latest firmware at a large meeting for 4 days at the Las Vegas Convention Center last week with no problems. I was using a T-1 with static IP's on the WAN ports and built IP sec tunnels between the routers with no difficulty. Netbios was enabled on the tunnels and I had no problem using file shares with Netbios machine names. I have not used the Quick VPN software since I bought these for the router to router function. I know that many people have had problems with these devices but so far I am satisfied with the performance. The VPN tiunnel throughput is only about 1.6 mbps but good enough for my needs.

    Stu
     
  90. tony4d

    tony4d LI Guru Member

    swinokur, try running them 24/7 for more than 7 days, then tell me you've had no problems.
     
  91. swinokur

    swinokur LI Guru Member

    RVS 4000-ok so far


    If I have the opportunity I will run them as long as I can. My point was that for what I purchased them for, they seem to work. I use these devices at company meetings that require them to be up for 4-5 days at a time. So far, not one of them has crashed, even under heavy usage such as powering an email center for meeting attendees. FTP works fine too. I even run a Cisco ASA 5505 and Cisco 3003 VPN Hardware client through them with no difficulty.

    So far I am satisfied with these devices.

    Stu
     
  92. xneo

    xneo LI Guru Member


    Sure you talk about RVS4000?
    I have one device and I'm not even able to make FTP downloads. Nice Problem when I need to download Drivers for Customers e.g. Next i will try a Draytek Device. I hope i will have less Problems.
     
  93. swinokur

    swinokur LI Guru Member

    RVS 400-OK so far

    Yes. I purchased 8 of these and so far no problems. FTP, VPN tunnels work fine. I am using the latest firmware. As I stated, I also run Cisco ASA 5505 and 3002 VPN hardware clients through these device with no problems. Guess I'm lucky.

    Stu
     
  94. csm746

    csm746 Network Guru Member

    RVS4000 Update

    In service for a few days without hiccups. Thru DDNS I have established remote admin of the router which is working fine. I have also established thru DDNS & port forwarding access to machines on my network. This has also worked fine so far and has been up for 4 days now. Using Remote Desktop (Terminal Services) to reach the machines and web browser to reach remote admin. The only reason I use remote admin is to check settings on the router in the event I can't reach the machines for some reason. I have IPS turned off but the firewall on and am seeing 10.5down/990 up for most of the day from any machine (10meg Charter connection) though I have seen this drop to 7.5/970 during the day from some sites on speakeasy.net.

    The one thing discovered which at first was frustrating...you must use SSL https :xxxx (port assignment) to use remote management. This is not documented anywhere by Linksys and was found in an old Linksys thread on the topic from Jan 07. Using http: sent me back doing the configuration again and again.

    Well, we will see how this goes.
     
  95. swinokur

    swinokur LI Guru Member

    RVS 4000 speeds

    I did some unofficial speed tests with my RVS 4000's at work. Our office is on a DS-3 circuit and all offices are on a Gigabit copper drops with a fiber backbone. I used the National Science Foundation NDT Web tester because it is pretty accurate. I got downloads of 25 megs and uploads of about 12 megs. Not sure why the upload and download speeds are so disparate but Tim Higgins at Small Netbuilder web site has documented this problem already.In my case, it probably is not the router as I got the same results with my laptop connected directly to a Cisco gig switch as well. The only other bad thing that I noticed is that VPN tunnel throughput maxed out at about 1.6 mbps Not great but certainly not a deal breaker for me as these devices are used at large company meetings about once a month.

    Stu
     
  96. rabtech

    rabtech Guest

    I have 6 of the rvs4000 units in our remote offices. I use the VPN function of them. Unfortunatly I have had the biggest headache keeping them running. Nearly everyday I have to reset one of them. The DSL modem is fine. I just have to unplug and replug the power on the RVS and after it reboots it will work for a day or two.
     
  97. Yeah Bought one, 3 weeks ago for user "quickVPN" feature and have yet to get it working. Can do remote admin no problem, but now I get "No ESP packets were received" in the log file. Latest firmware and latest quickvpn client.

    Weeeeeeee
     
  98. henrikx2

    henrikx2 Addicted to LI Member

    I have.. :frown::mad::thumbdown:

    Desperately in need of a new firmware!
    Every day I have to restart one och two times..
     
  99. dana_se

    dana_se LI Guru Member

    As everyone else here I have had the same problem until now I hope.
    Yesterday I downloaded “RVS4000 Firmware Rescue Utility v1.2” from Linksys home site.
    The exe files erase the eeprom and install firmware v1.1.11.
    After a “Restore Factory Default” and new input of my config my RVS works fine.
    I have only tested it for 20 hours but still no problem and FTP still works
     
  100. linksys_rvs4000

    linksys_rvs4000 Addicted to LI Member

    I have issues with this crappy RVS4000: low performance, miserable stability.

    Do you know any tricks, alternative firmwares, mods or anything else, that make this brick working as it should?
     

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