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HEP! VPN issues

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by martinivo, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. martinivo

    martinivo LI Guru Member

    Hi friends,

    I've been trying to setup a VPN using my Linksys router without any success. I was hoping someone more knowledgeable would be kind enough to give me some help/pointers.

    Hardware
    PC desktop: Intel P4, 3.0ghz, 1gig RAM, 80gig HDD, Windows XP Pro. Config using IE7

    Laptop: IBM T-43. Wi-fi enabled. Since I just want to create a basic VPN and to test it out, this laptop will be connected to the same router as the desktop.

    Router: Linksys VPN Router. Model: WRV54G Firmware: 2.37.1
    using STATIC IP.

    I'm not allowed to give my real IP address but lets assume the following:

    IP: 70.141.61.160
    GATEWAY: 70.141.61.191
    Subnet: 255.255.255.250
    DNS: 206.13.28.12
    206.13.31.12

    Please tell me which options to select and where I should enter the info in the VPN configuration menu.

    IPSec Passthrough: enabled or disabled?
    PPTP Passthrough : enabled or disabled?
    L2TP Passthrough: enabled or disabled?

    Select Tunnel Entry: 1 through 50...which should i choose?
    VPN Tunnel: Enabled or disabled?
    VPN Gateway: Enabled or disabled?
    Tunnel Name: Should i name a tunnel?

    Local Secure Group: Which info should i put in here? I can choose between Subnet, IP address, IP range, and Host.

    Remote Secure Group: Same question as above. What should i enter in here? Choices are: Subnet, IP address, IP range, and Host.

    Remote Secure Gateway: Same as above.

    Encryption: DES, 3DES or disabled?

    Authentication: MD5 or SHA1

    Key Management
    Key Exchange method: Auto or Manual?

    Should i use a pre-shared key or can i choose not to?

    Thanks for reading and I hope to hear from you soon. Thanks again.
     
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

  3. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Additionally, you need to "really" upgrade your firmware. 2.37.1 was "seriously" flawed. I'd suggest going to 2.37.13 or higher...

    Jay
     

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