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RV042 - Firewall/SPI enabled breaks Vista networking

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by fnarf, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. fnarf

    fnarf LI Guru Member

    I am a Windows Vista technical beta tester and when using Vista with the Linksys RV042 with Firewall and SPI enabled I cannot get a connection. I was hoping this beta firmware update would resolve the issue, but it does not. I had bugged this issue in Vista, but Microsoft closed it and said it was a known issue and Linksys should be releasing updated firmware to address this.

    Anybody know if this is the case?
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    i'll see what i can find out. however, i would guess Vista wants to do someone different whilst ALL other Operating systems work fine with the RV042.

    I wonder who's at fault :) no doubt Linksys will bow down to mico$ofts demands instead of M$ fixing the problem themselves.
  3. beowulfs

    beowulfs Network Guru Member

  4. arr2036

    arr2036 Network Guru Member

    Is it that you can't access any webpages, or do some pages such as www.google.com load?

    Had and issue with fc5 which sounded similar, couldn't load most pages but a few random ones such as google.com worked.
  5. strueblood

    strueblood LI Guru Member

    No problems here

    I've been using Vista Beta and right at this moment I'm using RC1 and I am behind a RV042 firewall and behind many of my customers RV042 firewalls.

    I have not seen an issue, everything is working great in respects to what you are speaking about. Exception: I've seen many other issues but not this one.

    I did have something interesting happen though. I loaded RC1 and everything was very slow, couldn't get to a lot of pages, so I disable and re-enabled the network connections and this seemed to resolve my issues.

    Oh, yea, I did go to the updates and they did have an update for my NIC. Not my wireless nic but my embeded broadcom NIC but both NIC we causing issues.

    Can you give a few more specifics about the issue so I can recreate it and hopefully pin point the issue?

    -Scotty T.
  6. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    I'm also am testing vista in a much more convoluted environment, i believe the vista machine is double nat'ed, I would have to look at the physical cabling, but it is at least single nated behind a wrv200. I initially had slow connectivity but for some strange reason it was only to mircosofts sites. Once i installed RC1, all the problems vanished.
  7. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    perhaps the title should be Vista breaks the rv042 :)

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