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Linksys RVL200 Setup help??

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by namequest8, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. namequest8

    namequest8 Addicted to LI Member

    If anyone is familiar with the setup and configuration of RVL200, I would appreciate any help.

    I am trying to setup a small SOHO network so I can access my business network and RDP into my office PC's from home. The incoming network connection at my office is a Netopia 3347 ADSL modem. I have two versions of the RVL200 manual and have read through the manual several times, especially with respect to deployment.

    The LAN port on the Netopia modem is connected to the Internet port on the RVL200. I have remote administration configured so I can access the admin page of the RVL200 and I have added a couple users, however after logging into the SSL router, I am still unable to access my office network or RDP into my office PC's from home.

    The WAN-to-LAN section of the Linksys user guide shows a single connection from the RVL200 (internet port) to the LAN port on an RV082, which I assume can be replaced with any DSL type modem or VPN device. I have used the recommended LAN ip (192.168.2.1) and the WAN ip (192.168.1.2), however the setup guide does not state the ip, subnet mask, or gateway info for the RV082 or other DSL/VPN device.

    Since I have been unable to access the office network or PC's from home, I tried moving the CAT5 cables from the Netopia router directly to the RVL200 but the results was the same, I am still unable to access the office network or office PC.

    Any suggestions or more specifically does anyone have a diagram for successfully installing the RVL200?

    The firmware is version 1.1.7.

    Thank you in advance for your help.
     
  2. teeboar

    teeboar Guest

    Hi,
    I have also a RVL200 and any problems with the VPN Access. I have not really an idee to configure the VPN access. Is there anywhere else may be a tutorial which describes roughly a HowTo - Setup installation for a VPN SSL Access?

    That would be fine!
    Thanks a lot!
     
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    The manual is a good place to start teeboar.

    namequest8, can you confirm what IP range do you want the Remote clients to access in the office? what LAN, the DSL Modem or the RVL200 LAN? what are the office PC IP's?
     
  4. namequest8

    namequest8 Addicted to LI Member

    Thank you

    Simon,

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    Quote - can you confirm what IP range do you want the Remote clients to access in the office? what LAN, the DSL Modem or the RVL200 LAN? what are the office PC IP's?
    *************

    The ip range at my home is 192.168.2.xxx. The RVL Virtual ip's are 192.168.1.101 - 192.168.1.107 and the PC I am trying to RDP into is 192.168.1.103. The remainder of the office ip's is 192.168.1.1xx.

    I do have an update though. I was at wits end and had decided I would try moving a couple cables around and if that did not resolve the issue, I was going to replace the RVL200.

    Originally, I had a cable from the WAN port on the RVL200 connected to a LAN port on the Netopia DSL modem and another cable from the LAN port on the RVL200 connected to another LAN port on the Netopia modem. I unplugged the WAN cable and attempted to connect to the device from home and it failed.

    The next day I reconnected the LAN to LAN cable, rebooted the device, which I had rebooted it several times before then tried one last time to connect from home. This time, the device connected and the connection remained stable.

    I am tempted to believe I had or have a defective cable however I have already replaced the cable twice and in this case am still using the last cable I tried previously.

    In any case the device is working at it is supposed to. At the moment I am unable to explain "why" or "how" it began working but am relieved to have the device working (and stable) again.

    Thank you again for your time and assistance.
     

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