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Help w/ VPN on WRVS4400N - FW version 1.00.13

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by Overk1ll, May 3, 2007.

  1. Overk1ll

    Overk1ll Network Guru Member

    I'm using the lastest firmware revision and IPS signatures, and the latest QVPN release.

    *We have a static IP and a couple of subdomains pointing to it - one with no-ip.org and one with my personal website.

    Problem 1:
    I'm trying to set up a VPN, but the web GUI keeps telling me that since the remote gateway is set to any, I need to set the local identity by name not IP. I have checked a thousand times and used different browsers, and I still get the same error even after changing it to name.

    Problem 2:
    I had it semi-working before, but when i tried to connect to the VPN from my house, it crashed the router and I had to power cycle the router to make everything work again.

    What steps should I take to solve these issues?

    Are there any other clients other than Linksys [NotVery]QuickVPN that I can use?

    Need a response ASAP - need to get this running for a client.
  2. Overk1ll

    Overk1ll Network Guru Member


    Does anybody have any answers, comments, links, etc. for me? This is becoming a rather serious issue - client needs a tunnel and it's not happening as long as we have this problem.
  3. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    I'm still away at school for a moment but I'll try and help if I can.

    So, are you having a problem establishing a "router-to-router" or quickvpn connection? I've been able to establish from one router to another, but quickvpn has been an issue since day one. From what we can gather, the IPSEC is still broken when quickvpn is utilized. It's similar to when I was using pptp vpn from my laptop back to my MS 2000 VPN server; I loaded greenbow vpn client on the laptop, and then I lost connectivity to my computers on my remote network. I could only ping the router; I removed greenbow, and then all of my connectivity came back.

    The issue with how quickvpn "does not" work is similar. What's the time frame you have to make this all work? If needed, I would say that you should go with setting both routers to static ip's; this is the format I use when I establish my gateway connections...

  4. Overk1ll

    Overk1ll Network Guru Member

    well if i dont have it by monday, i might not see tuesday :p

    i'm trying gateway to gateway. I can't even get the VPN tunnel set up at this point because of "problem #1" and as for #2 - i was able to connect, but after the connection broke the first time, it started breaking immediately upon connection of QuickVPN to the VPN. The network went down and would not come back up even after disconnecting from the VPN. It required a manual power cycle of the router to restore connectivity. I have since deleted the tunnel with the hope that I could add it back, but it's not working.

    Quick note - I *NEED* to have the entire gateway at the office accessible from a remote location. We have a program that uses a network key located on machine A, but uses network share on machine B for its working directory. Until I can get other network apps located on a central server, we're going to have to do it with the current setup. Unfortunately, their last tech was a *rather intelligent person and i have nothing but good things to say about him* and their whole network is set up horribly - both the IP scheme and the overall implementation. Oh well...more work for me :D

    The connecting client will be using a dynamic IP, and static IPs don't come cheap with the ISPs around here. The office uses business DSL and has a static IP, though. Or were you saying static IP as in static local IP? :)
  5. Overk1ll

    Overk1ll Network Guru Member


    Okay, I've got a week to put this all together. Can somebody walk me through this? It'd be much appreciated :) Who knows, maybe a cash bonus will be involved *cough* if someone gets it working. Doesn't have to be a VPN with the router's built-in cra[baPples] ;) , just has to be a working VPN that allows us to see network shares on multiple computers. We've got a network license key on *.*.*.108 and the files that we need access to on *.*.*.52, and the boss needs to access them from his laptop, probably at home only, but to be safe, we want to have it work from anywhere so that I can hop on from home, school, etc. and the boss can work when he's on vacation.

    many thanks!

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