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Linksys VPN Question

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by DavidXanatos, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. DavidXanatos

    DavidXanatos Addicted to LI Member

    Hi,

    I'm thinking about buying some linksys VPN router.
    But I have a burning question can I sue the windows XP build in VPN client to connect t the router?
    I explicitly want to use the windows build in VPN feature and not some 3rd(linksys) propritary client software.

    Best Regards
    David
     
  2. mcato

    mcato LI Guru Member

    My experience with the RV082 is that the Windows XP & Vista VPN client using PPTP works fine. There is a separate sub-heading in the RV0xx series for setting up PPTP logins (i.e., separate from the Gateway-to-Gateway, Client-to-Gateway, VPN-Client-Access, etc).

    Consider the number of users you need to support. The RV082 supports up to 5 PPTP clients which is fine for small business. If you need more, the QuickVPN side supports up to 50 clients, or you need a PPTP solution other than RV0xx.
     
  3. DavidXanatos

    DavidXanatos Addicted to LI Member

    Well I need it for private use so 5 logins would suffice, though more is always better.
    But I would relay like to use IpSec (over l2tp, or vice versa, whatever windows supports) with a preshared key, is this possible with one of linksys's routers?
     
  4. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Yes.

    Depending upon how much money you want to spend, you can get the WRV210 ($85 - $90) with 5 free quickvpn ipsec clients.

    From there it gets a little more expensive :)

    Jay
     
  5. DavidXanatos

    DavidXanatos Addicted to LI Member

    Well I said some ware above that i explicitly want to use the windows XP build in VPN client and not linksys's QuickVPN App.
    The question is witch router supports the windows IPsec/l2tp implementation?
     
  6. vpnuser

    vpnuser LI Guru Member

    Yes, Linksys routers such as WRV54G and RV082 can work with Windows IPSec client. You could find step-by-step instructions in an appendix of the user guide of WRV54G.
     
  7. DavidXanatos

    DavidXanatos Addicted to LI Member

    Well, this one is a little bit expensive, I'd rather target the ~100-150€ sector.

    How does it look with the WRV200? It is quite cheap, has 10 Ipsec tunnels (just right), and WLAN (thought momentary I'd stick to my dedicated AP but it nice to have it anyway)
     
  8. vpnuser

    vpnuser LI Guru Member

    I can see the same instructions provided in the user guide of WRV200.
     
  9. DavidXanatos

    DavidXanatos Addicted to LI Member

    I took a look into the said appendix, and it does not look like what I head in mind,
    I mean the way where you open network connections and use the new connection wizard that select Work, than VPN and so on...
    And does not have to set anything on the router for the particular tunnel, so that you can sit in front of any XP PC even without Admin rights add a new RAS/VPN connection and connect to the router, no Mather what IP the PC has and so on.
    Is this also possible with this router?
     
  10. DavidXanatos

    DavidXanatos Addicted to LI Member

  11. vpnuser

    vpnuser LI Guru Member

    If you cannot use QuickVPN and have to use Windows PPTP client, you will have to work with RV042/RV082. I don't think WRV200/210 supports PPTP Server.
     
  12. DavidXanatos

    DavidXanatos Addicted to LI Member

    Thx :thumbup:,
    What the Windows L2TP-IPsec vpn with a PSK does the RV042/RV082 support this as well?
     

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