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RV016 connection issues

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by jackfrost, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. jackfrost

    jackfrost Network Guru Member

    So I have this bright and shiny new RV016 for my dual WAN network.

    Just one little problem.... the router seems to be screwing up everything.

    I have verizon dsl in wan1, speakeasy t1 in wan2.

    Everything seems to be connected properly, and configured properly... but anything behind the rv016 can barely connect to the internet!

    Basically non-functional, fails 3/4 ping packets, and so on for every other type of connection. Nothing really works...

    I've attempted to search the net for an answer, but either I'm searching wrong (quite possible) or I'm the only one with an issue like this (doubtful).

    Anyone have any idea on what this is or how to fix it?

  2. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    Latest firmware installed?

    What mode are you running in? Tried changing your primary WAN from one to the other?

    What is your network using for DNS?
  3. jackfrost

    jackfrost Network Guru Member

    I'm running firmware 2.0.13, which is the latested firmware that I'm aware of.

    I have not tried changing the primary wan from one to the other, because I can't figure out why that would help. When I plug everything the same way on two separate DD-WRT WRT54G routers, everything works perfectly.

    I was running in load balance mode, because I didn't see a failover type mode to use.

    In the router:
    For the Verizon DSL, I was using and
    For the Speakeasy T1, I was using and

    The computers on the internal network use a local ip, followed by the first ip from each wan.

  4. pablito

    pablito Network Guru Member

    ?? Can you explain how the internal machines are configured? The internal net wouldn't need to know anything about the WAN IPs, they only need to know the internal IP of the RV (default gateway).

    You say that two WRTs "configured the same way" works fine. That would be two gateways which isn't the same thing as a load balanced RV.

    And there is a choice of load balance or fail over mode. Fail over mode is less troublesome if you want to run over one line at a time.
  5. jackfrost

    jackfrost Network Guru Member

    Ah, in hindsight I wasn't very clear.

    In the RV016, each WAN connection has the DNS servers it attempts to connect to. Verizon gave me two dns servers to use for my area, as did Speakeasy (although, to be honest, the is MIT). When I said "followed by the first ip from each wan" I really meant followed by each wan connections' assigned dns servers... IE, DNS Servers:,,

    And what I meant by the DD-WRT's being configured the same way, was taking out the rv016, and putting in the two dd-wrts, 1 with an ip address of and the other with .3 and then using two machines to ping out, one using the gateway .1 and the other .3.

    Sorry for any of the confusion.

    However, I reset the T1 router configuration and rebooted it, then rebooted the dsl modem, and for some reason now its working perfectly. I'm not sure why. Heh.

    Thanks for looking and trying to help.

    Also, if its not too much trouble, can anyone point out to me where the RV016 has the settings for failover? I only see the option ->
    Intelligent Balancer (Auto Mode)
    IP Group (By Users)
    Of course, Linksys' documentation leaves a great deal to be desired, but is there a specific option for failover?

    Thanks again!
  6. sterner

    sterner LI Guru Member

    I have my RV016 in Auto mode and it will fail over if one of the WAN's go down. Even if I do binding.

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