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Email Notification - Wrv54g

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by tvos, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. tvos

    tvos Network Guru Member

    Wrv54g Users,

    How do I setup my wrv54g router to notify me about inbound connection attempts for wifi/internet thru email? I noticed there was a section for email forwarding but the manual (once again sucks) and doesn't go into great detail.

    Any suggestions?

  2. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member


    you need to find out the SMTP of your email service provider. For example, if you had gmail, you would have to ping "smtp.gmail.com" and it will show you the ip address. Once you've done that, input the ip address into the ip field.
  3. Anole

    Anole Network Guru Member

    I'm quite confused about this email notification feature.

    What if your smtp server requires authentication? Since there are no login settings Does this mean it only works for smtp servers that don't require authentication?
  4. eric_stewart

    eric_stewart Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Now I'm confused. Not that I've got the stupid thing to work, mind you, but in the Administration/Log tab on my WRV54G running 2.38 firmware it just asks me for the email address of the recipient of the logs....it doesn't specify separate email addresses for the "alert logs" and "general logs" even though these are indicated in the explanations in the frame on the right. Furthermore, it doesn't ask me for the ip address of my smtp server.

    Conjecture time: I think that the 2.38 firmware (let's remember this hasn't been officially released by Linksys) uses its own internal smtp server to send the email message and this is why it doesn't ask for login information for the smtp server. I also think that the help screens simply just don't reflect this change.

    I don't really use this feature anyway, but just like some optional feature that you don't use in your car....you paid for it so it should work.

    I have two site-to-site VPNs (to Cisco PIX firewalls) running right now and they are rock solid.

  5. Anole

    Anole Network Guru Member

    To clarify a bit on my end, I'm actually using an RV016, but if I understand correctly the setup for email notification is the same.

    I don't think the RV016 is using an internal smtp engine though. If it is then all I should have to enter is the "to" email address and the router forces me to enter a "mail server" address to turn this notification on. The logs aren't very revealing either. All they tell me is the email notification failed. No reason given.

    I'd really like to get this working, I have a use for it.

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