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BEFVP41 VPN to BEFSX41

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by xoom009, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. xoom009

    xoom009 Guest

    Hello, I have recently set up a vpn connection between two routers. Below are the details. The problem is that nothing can be accessed through the VPN. Each router says that they are connected but I can't even ping a computer or the router on the other side of the vpn. I would appreciate any help I could get on this. All I am really thing to do is map a network drive from a computer on the BEFSX41 to a computer on the BEFVP41. Thanks.

    BEFVP41
    Router IP .............. 192.168.1.1
    Router Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
    Local Secure Group = Subnet
    IP = 192.168.1.0
    Mask = 255.255.255.0
    Remote Secure Group = Subnet
    IP = 192.168.1.0
    Mask = 255.255.255.0
    Remote Secure Gateway = Wan Ip Address


    BEFSX41

    Router IP .............. 192.168.1.98
    Router Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
    Local Secure Group = Subnet
    IP = 192.168.1.0
    Mask = 255.255.255.0
    Remote Secure Group = Subnet
    IP = 192.168.1.0
    Mask = 255.255.255.0
    Remote Secure Gateway = Wan Ip Address

    In the Advanced options I even have the "NetBIOS broadcast" option checked - not that it's really supposed to help things but it is checked. Ohh yes, the Workgroup is Workgroup on all computers.
     
  2. sirsquishy

    sirsquishy LI Guru Member

    The problem should be pretty obivous. its because you are routing the VPN to the local IP address/subnet.

    When you run a VPN you do not want to connect to the same Subnet as you are connecting from.

    In your config you are routing to a 192.168.1 on both sides of the VPN, you will need to change the IP structor at one of the sides of the VPN.

    I would use either a Class B or a Different Class C IP group and route that way

    192.168.1.x 255.255.255.224
    or
    192.168.0.x 255.255.0.0

    for one side and..

    172.16.1.x 255.255.0.0
    or
    192.168.2.x 255.255.255.0

    for the other. These are just examples, but that is most likly the issue with your VPN setup.


    On a side note, Linksys's befvp41 is a POS router, and Ive only gotten the VPN to work with a PIX and Netgear....so don't expect it to work anyway, unless you are lucky.


     

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