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Resolving Hostname Issue

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by steppe, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. steppe

    steppe LI Guru Member

    Hi erveryone,

    i started using WRV54G.

    I planned to establish a VPN Tunnel between a Clavister SG-50 Firewall. But after all it doesn't work.

    At the VPN page i see "Resolving Hostname..." and it won't get any further.

    So what hostname is this router trying to resolve ?

    I attached it to another Router of mine because it's just for test purposes (and the WRV54G doesn't have a dsl modem)

    So what to to ? :)
  2. kspare

    kspare Computer Guy Staff Member Member

    in the tunnel configuration page you must have it set for FQDN instead of ip address.

    If you did intend to use a domain name to point to the other vpn device the router itself must be able to communicate with an active dns server in order to work.

    Can you supply us with more information about your tunnel config on the wrv?
  3. steppe

    steppe LI Guru Member

    but i only have an ip address

    i attached my current config (i already set fqdn but don't know what to put in ;) )

    Attached Files:

  4. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Steppe, I dunno the WRV, but if you select FQDN under Remote Secure Gateway, you must enter something like myvpnendpoint.somenet.net. Assuming that you can select something ike "IP" instead of FQDN, you can then enter an IP address, like
  5. steppe

    steppe LI Guru Member

    i don't have a fqdn address.

    maybe it will be solved by upgrading the firmware.
    i have the european version of this router.

    can i apply the firmware from linksys.com ? (from linksys.de the newest version is 2.37 (august 2004) )
  6. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    Yep although it will limit you to 11 wireless channels rather than the normal 13 used in Europe :)
  7. steppe

    steppe LI Guru Member

    Is it possible that you can't establish a VPN Connection if you access the internet through another router ?

    I don't want to use the WRV as the internet access router. So i just connected it from LAN1 to a LAN port on my other router.

    I tried to set it up with StaticIP for Internet (with my current Internet IP) but this doesn't work.

    Any suggestions ?
  8. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    I don't know the WRV, so a lot of "assumes" in here....

    The "other" router - the router connected to your WAN/modem that does NAT - must have VPN passthrough (for the correct protocol) on if you connect OUT from your WRV, i.e. if your WRV initiates the connection. If you connect IN, i.e. the VPN connection is initiated from a machine somewhere on the internet to your VPN server on your WRV, the "other" router must port forward the necessary ports to the WRV's IP address. Which ports and protocol depend on the type of VPN (PPTP, L2TP, IPSec, etc.).

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