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RE: RV082 quickVPN clients(15)

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by mikedanese, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. mikedanese

    mikedanese LI Guru Member

    Have been using our RV082 router to connect up to 5 remote clients. Saw that the max limit (5 vpn clients) had been expanded to 15 in the newer firmware version, Upgraded to, reset to factory defaults, manually reconfigured to restore settings. All is fine but cannot expand (RV082-admininterface - 'pptp server') the 'IP range" handed out by RV082-admininterface beyond 5 ips. Also unable to add a 6th user to the 'pptp server' users list. Can anyone shed some light on this one?

  2. eric_stewart

    eric_stewart Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    The 5 VPN client license refers to the QuickVPN client and not the PPTP clients

  3. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    As Eric stated, max pptp clients are 5. If you truly need to expand your pptp client base, you can configure a microsoft vpn server which allows a maximum of 128 pptp/l2tp clients. Being the RV082 is nat-t/gre compliant, you can forward port 1723 from your RV082 to a windows 2000/2003 vpn server and your problem is solved:


    Contrary to popular belief, you "DO NOT" need two Nics to configure a vpn server. You only need two if your vpn server doubles as your "gateway" connection to the internet, such as if you were running ISA Server, Monowall, or Smoothwall. With a regular microsoft OS and a router, it's better to have the router's hardware firewall meeting all the incoming packets. This way, you reduce the load on your server's cpu and keep the "riff-raff" at the front door :)

  4. mikedanese

    mikedanese LI Guru Member

    Thanks for the quick and precise answers. My need was to be able to expand to (max)15 vpn users so I was looking for the path of least resistance and naively thought pptp server would also go from 5 to 15 connections. One thing, can the RV082 be configured to handle both pptp and QuickVPN(at the same time)?
    I did find that the pptp connectivity was easier for our users to get going (from remote) than QuickVPN.
    thanks again, great help
  5. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Yes, it should be able to run PPTP and IPSEC at the same time because the PPTP encryption is microsoft's "point to point encryption" (mppe) and has nothing to do with 443 (SSL or 500 (isakmp). Right now, I know for a fact that the WRV200 can run vpn tunnels, accept a pptp vpn client that connects to an internal vpn server, and a quickvpn client connection "at the same time," therefore the same should apply to the RV0xx series; better so because they have onboard pptp servers.

  6. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    I can confirm the RV0 will allow both PPTP and QuickVPN at the same time...I have quite a few out there doing this.

    For Windows Server PPTP VPN, I still prefer a dedicated separate NIC doing that job, unbound from F&P services and other things. Although I don't use it anymore...with hardware firewalls such as the RV0 being able to handle PPTP.

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