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RVL200 v1.1.9.1 Beta Firmware Released.

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by Toxic, May 15, 2008.

  1. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    OK guys, there is a new firmware for the RVL200. it is Beta and will be available from Linksys Technical Support.

    RVL200 Firmware v1.1.9.1 Release Note

    Issues Fixed:
    1. Fixed SIP ALG interop issue with SPA8000, i.e. not NATing and header distorted.
    2. Port for SSL VPN can be configurable on Web UI.
    3. SSL VPN and Remote Management can be managed (enabled or disabled) separately.

    Known Issues:
    1. Mac OS version 10.4 is known to have a image loss issue with several https servers, including RVL200. Images files transmitted over a SSL tunnel can be lost randomly. Mac OS version 10.4.8 has fixed this issue.

    As I said before, you need to contact Linksys Technical Support for the Beta Firmware.

    Please feel free to post your findings on this firmware by posting on this thread.

    Thanks!

    download now available here: http://www.linksysinfo.org/forums/downloads.php?do=file&id=11
     
  2. xlr8

    xlr8 LI Guru Member

    Live chat does not support this device (despite being in the dropdown menu.) So I called 1-800-546-5797 and spoke to level 1 support. The RVL200 is outside of the level 1 skill set, so I was transferred to level 2 support. They noted my request, and said they would push it forward to a technical engineer at level 3 support and that they would contact me about my request within 48 hours. The next day, I received a call from 214-473-5577 about my request. He inquired about how I even knew about the firmware, why I needed it, and how I was using the RVL200. I suppose I successfully passed the inquisition and he said he would send the firmware out to me immediately via e-mail. He confirmed my e-mail address and hung up. Two hours later, no firmware. I called tech support back, referenced my case number, and once again, was transferred to level 2 support. They said that the notes indicate that I was e-mailed with the firmware. I told them I never got it, and they confirmed my information again and said they'd send a request up to level 3 support to look in to it and get back to me. It is now 24 hours later and I have heard nothing. I realize Linksys tech support has a horrible reputation, but this is seriously not that difficult of a request.

    Since this firmware addresses two of the issues in my "RVL200 Wishlist" at http://www.linksysinfo.org/forums/showthread.php?t=57544 I'd like to get my hands on it. I've recommended and helped deploy this device a number of times and being unable to change the SSL VPN listening port is a big hassle since it interferes with any secure web site behind the firewall, such as Outlook Web Access.

    Anyone have any suggestions for actually getting Linksys Tech Support to follow through on their promises?
     
  3. starlight

    starlight Network Guru Member

    German Support always tells me that there is no beta release available :(
     
  4. Paul_B

    Paul_B LI Guru Member

    Has anyone managed to get hold of this firmware version?

    My RVL200 is once again playing up and I wanted to bump the firmware. I must say the RVL200 is one of the worst pieces of network equipment I have ever owned. You make changes and it doesn't pick them up. You reboot and it looses the WAN link, reboot again you loose routing table.

    Paul
     
  5. starlight

    starlight Network Guru Member

    Hello,
    no i have the chance to evaluate this new beta and i found that one issue is still there.
    German support still has trouble to confirm that this software exist so i post the problem here, probably someone (toxic) can escalate this to linksys.
    Now the problem:
    We have a vpn with two rv042, this works very well and stable but i will replace one with the rvl200 to make life a little bit easier with remote users.
    I can create a vpn tunnel between rvl200 and rv042 but the rvl200 lock up several seconds after the tunnel is established. During the short time until the rvl200 is not accessible everything works, internet, ssl vpn and even i can connect to a machine on the other side of the tunnel until it locks up.

    peter
     
  6. marnicknz

    marnicknz Addicted to LI Member

    RVL200 Firmware v1.1.9.1 Release

    Hi.

    Has anyone found where this can be downloaded? Thanks, Mark.





     
  7. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    linksys tech support
     
  8. marnicknz

    marnicknz Addicted to LI Member

    Thanks. Is there a link, or is the only way through the 'live chat'? To do this you have to choose another product as the RVL200 is not supported. Once I get to the queue the chat crashes with a HTTP 404 error :frown:

    If someone has already done this, is it possible to put it in the downloads section of this site?

    Mark.

     
  9. marnicknz

    marnicknz Addicted to LI Member

    Hi.

    I have now been through the process of chatting with Technical Support. They advised me that I would need to contact Linksys by phone and supplied a local New Zealand free call number. I dialled that and spoke to an international call centre who said they would get a senior support tech to call back. I have just had that call, from the Phillipines, and they advised me that the latest firmware beta on their technical database is 1.1.8. I said that there was mention of 1.1.9 but that was the best they could do.

    Has anyone actually managed to extract 1.1.9.1 out of Linksys? If so please can you upload it somewhere (perhaps this site) so that it can be accessed.

    Thanks. Mark.


     
  10. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Due to GPL restrictictions (FSF and gpl-violators.org) we as a website are not allowed to distribute any firmware that is under GPL restrictions without supplying the Source Code for the firmware. since this is Beta firmware I doubt linksys even has the source code from the ODM.

    The GPL alliance unfortunately in this case, restricts the user of software since the source code cannot be provided. so much for free software. Unfortunately the minority has the majority rule :)
     
  11. marnicknz

    marnicknz Addicted to LI Member

    Hi Simon.

    Have you managed to get this supplied from Linksys, where did the release announcement of 1.1.9.1 come from?

    Do you have any other suggestions for trying to get this firmware?

    Thanks, Mark.


     
  12. malves

    malves LI Guru Member

    If it is a beta there would not be any GPL until it is released because the code is not declared completed. Says so in the GPL that it is not required for testing or proof of concept. Can you or someone please post it. It is rediculous to be held hostage like this.
     
  13. marnicknz

    marnicknz Addicted to LI Member

    RVL200 - Using SSL VPN and OWA.

    Hi.

    I haven't located the firmware upgrade but I think I have solved the problem that I wanted it for!

    My issue was that I had OWA running on a SBS 2003 server inside my network. I needed port 443 for accessing OWA but also wanted to use the SSL VPN in the RVL200, which also wanted port 443. Searching the net advises not to change OWA from port 443 on a SBS Server as it can break integrated functions. This method will create an additional SSL port on the server which can then be forwarded through the router and used for accessing OWA.

    I found some articles suggesting a solution by creating an alternative HTTP Virtual server, but I found this method to be simpler.

    1. Create an additional internal static IP address on the server NIC. If the server has two NICs, this is on the one facing the router.

    2. In IIS - default website - Properties, click the 'Advanced' button in the 'Website Identification' area (Dont change the SSL setting here). In 'Multiple SSL Identities...' click add. Select the new IP address and enter the required port, I used 8443.

    3. In the RVL200, forwarding tab, create an entry for the new port (8443) and point it to the new internal IP address. Make sure there is no entry for 443. In the Firewall tab turn on the SSL VPN.

    To access OWA from outside the network, use https://domain.com:8443/exchange. If that is too difficult for users to remember, give them a page containing a link to this address. To access the SSL VPN use https://domain.com.

    This has worked for me but use it at your own risk. I haven't set up a certificate so this may add some complication.

    Mark.
     
  14. tobiasm

    tobiasm Addicted to LI Member

    Hi,

    I've just spoken to German Linksys Business Support and they told me that the last firmware version Linksys can supply is 1.1.8.1 RC1 any newer version is not registered in the "european-wide" system. He added that Linksys wouldn't have the version I requested (1.1.9.1 beta) if it isn't registered in this system.

    Just for the case that anyone will be able to provide this firmware in some way or another I just leave this "me too" marker here.

    Additional Information: I was successfull to get someone in the Technical Chat and got the following information (he provided me a link to 1.1.8RC1)

    translated

    Thanks.

    Regards,
    - tobias
     
  15. lawa8342

    lawa8342 Guest

    v1.1.9.1 Beta and violation of DynDns blocking policy

    Anyone knows if this beta fixed DynDNS blocking policy violation problem? (http://www.dyndns.com/support/abuse.html)
    I got blocked with v1.1.7 within two days because of multiple updates with same IP...
    Thanks
     
  16. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Guys.....

    I have been in touch with my contacts at linksys. They confirm that Linksys EU Tech Support does have the 1.1.9.1 beta firmware.

    When you talk to Tech support, you will have to be specific about the issue you are having in order to have access to the beta firmware.
     
  17. tobiasm

    tobiasm Addicted to LI Member

    Simon,

    I posted the 1.1.9.1. release notes in the technical chat and told the guy from linksys that I'm especially hunting for the fixes 2. & 3. (SSL & Remote Mgm issues). I just got a transcript of the chat we had via email. It is in German but if anyone is interested in the answers that guy gave me I won't hesitate to supply the German version with a translatedone. (perhaps it might help linksys support to investigate the issues we have in getting these updates)

    Thanks.

    Regards,
    -tobias
     
  18. marnicknz

    marnicknz Addicted to LI Member

    Hi Tobias.

    Is it a public link they provided to 1.1.8? I would be interested in taking a look at that version if it was available.

    Mark.


     
  19. tobiasm

    tobiasm Addicted to LI Member

    Hi Mark,

    looked like a public link but tech support has to give you an userid/pass to access it :(

    -tobias
     
  20. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    it would appear that gpl-violators have now been approached by linksys. a compromise on beta firmwares seems to be now in place.

    The Source Code for the newest beta will be released on demand to anyone who emails linksys-opensource@linksys.com.
     
  21. mweixi

    mweixi Guest

    Hello

    with the new firmware i'm not able to connect to the internet via PPTP, i tried also the factory defaults but it didn't change anything.

    Here is the router-log:
    Code:
    Jul 17 08:04:58 2008	System Log	 RVL200 : System is up
    Jul 17 08:05:25 2008	System Log	WAN1=85.124.171.231 WAN1_MASK=255.255.255.255 WAN1_GATEWAY=213.229.45.254 WAN1_DNS1=195.34.133.21 WAN1_DNS2=195.34.133.22 mtu=1460
    Jul 17 08:05:26 2008	System Log	WAN connection is up : 85.124.171.231/255.255.255.255 gw 213.229.45.254 on ppp1
    Jul 17 08:06:30 2008	System Log[173]	No response to 5 echo-requests
    Jul 17 08:06:31 2008	System Log[173]	Serial link appears to be disconnected.
    Jul 17 08:06:31 2008	System Log[173]	Connect time 1.1 minutes.
    Jul 17 08:06:31 2008	System Log[173]	Sent 768 bytes, received 76 bytes.
    Jul 17 08:06:31 2008	System Log	WAN connection is down
    Jul 17 08:06:37 2008	System Log[173]	Connection terminated.
    Jul 17 08:06:37 2008	System Log[173]	Modem hangup
    Jul 17 08:07:07 2008	System Log[173]	Using interface ppp1
    Jul 17 08:07:07 2008	System Log[173]	pid [ISP1 PID=173]
    Jul 17 08:07:07 2008	System Log[173]	Connect: ppp1 <--> /dev/pts/1
    Jul 17 08:07:38 2008	System Log[173]	LCP: timeout sending Config-Requests
    Jul 17 08:09:08 2008	System Log[173]	Modem hangup
    Jul 17 08:09:09 2008	System Log[173]	Using interface ppp1
    Jul 17 08:09:09 2008	System Log[173]	pid [ISP1 PID=173]
    Jul 17 08:09:09 2008	System Log[173]	Connect: ppp1 <--> /dev/pts/2
    Jul 17 08:09:09 2008	System Log[173]	Connection terminated.
    Jul 17 08:09:39 2008	System Log[173]	Using interface ppp1
    Jul 17 08:09:39 2008	System Log[173]	pid [ISP1 PID=173]
    Jul 17 08:09:39 2008	System Log[173]	Connect: ppp1 <--> /dev/pts/3
    Jul 17 08:10:10 2008	System Log[173]	LCP: timeout sending Config-Requests
    Jul 17 08:12:41 2008	System Log[173]	Modem hangup
    Jul 17 08:12:41 2008	System Log[173]	Using interface ppp1
    Jul 17 08:12:41 2008	System Log[173]	pid [ISP1 PID=173]
    Jul 17 08:12:41 2008	System Log[173]	Connect: ppp1 <--> /dev/pts/4
    Jul 17 08:12:41 2008	System Log[173]	Connection terminated.
    Jul 17 08:13:11 2008	System Log[173]	Using interface ppp1
    Jul 17 08:13:11 2008	System Log[173]	pid [ISP1 PID=173]
    Jul 17 08:13:11 2008	System Log[173]	Connect: ppp1 <--> /dev/pts/5
    Jul 17 08:13:42 2008	System Log[173]	LCP: timeout sending Config-Requests
    Jul 17 08:14:14 2008	System Log	id=router time="2008-7-17 8:14:14" fw=10.10.10.254 pri=5 src=10.10.10.100 dst=10.10.10.254 user=admin type=mgmt msg="User login successful" agent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008052906 Firefox/3.0" 
    
    Now i have downgraded to version 1.1.7 - before i had 1.1.8, but i couldn't find this version for download anymore.

    Has anyone a idea, why the internet-connection doesn't work anymore?

    Regards
    Markus
     
  22. samuel613

    samuel613 LI Guru Member

    Can anyone respond if they know if this new firmware will allow you to set Internet access filters by range rather than by single IP?

    There are fields for 8 individual IPs where you can set special rules for each, but you cannot set for up to 8 ranges, only individual IPs.

    On the RVS4000 and others, however, you can use ranges. On a 20+ computer LAN, this makes the difference between the router being usable and it being worthless.
     
  23. malves

    malves LI Guru Member

    No, still by individual IP or MAC.
     
  24. flednam2

    flednam2 Network Guru Member

    SIP Application Layer Gateway stops VoIP box from dialling out, intermittently.

    Hi,

    Maybe it's a misunderunderstanding from my part. If so, please forgive me.

    But my SPA3102 (ATA voice box) refuses to work on dialling out intermittently. As soon as I complete the dialled number, SPA3102 returns an engaged signal.

    After several hours of frustration, I found out the reason for this intermittently engaged signal from the SPA3102: The checked box of SIP Application Layer Gateway (under Firewall menu, General tab) which I got with beta version of V1.1.9.1 of RVL200.

    As soon As I unchecked this feature, my SPA3102 works normall again.

    So I am wondering what this fetature is designed for? Did I miss something.

    Cheers
     
  25. booboodo_guy

    booboodo_guy Addicted to LI Member

    port 80 seems to still be used for admin

    I was hoping that the rvl200 version 1.9.1 would reassign the wan remote admin port to whatever the http or ssl ports were set to. But that does not seem to be the case. The rvl200 still responds to a wan ip address request (default port 80) with the login page even with the remote admin and vpn disabled. So I guess port 80 still can't be used for a web server behind the rvl200. Also I was hoping the rvl200 would be stealth when the remote admin and vpn functions were turned off. Very frustrating!

    Any other thoughts on this subject?
     
  26. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    can you confirm you are saying that "remote administration" cannot be disabled at all then?
     
  27. booboodo_guy

    booboodo_guy Addicted to LI Member

    port 80 clarification

    No that's not the case. If the remote admin is off then no access is allowed on any port.

    I have been doing more testing and I can't seem to get remote access to work on any other port except http port 80 and ssl port 443. Perhaps version 1.9.1 added some new rule that must be enabled to get this to work. I'll be back later with more info.
     
  28. xlr8

    xlr8 LI Guru Member

    I have the following set up at a SOHO I manage using firmware 1.1.9.1 and it works as expected:

    Firewall Tab:
    Remote Management: disable
    SSL VPN: enable
    HTTPS: enable, port 8443
    HTTP: disable, port 80

    Setup > Forwarding Tab
    HTTPS TCP/443 forwards to the local IP of a server with Outlook Web Access running.

    From outside the LAN, going to http://ipaddress (port 80 implied) is dead; going to https://ipaddress (port 443 implied) goes to OWA; going to https://ipaddress:8443 goes to the SSL VPN.

    For security, this requires a remote management user to create a SSL VPN tunnel and connect to the RVL using the LAN IP in order to remotely manage the device.
     
  29. booboodo_guy

    booboodo_guy Addicted to LI Member

    Interesting test results

    I have been testing the rvl200 (1.1.9) with the remote and vpn access disabled and have found that if I access the rvl200 via a local computer (on the lan) with a web browser using the wan ip address the rvl200 responds with the login page. The login page comes up for both http (port 80) and https (port 443) ip addresses.

    If I enable the remote and vpn access using 32751 and 32551 port addresses and access the rvl200 via a local computer (on the lan) with a web browser using the wan ip address (port 80 or 443), again the rvl200 responds with the login page.

    This seems strange to me.

    However, if I access the rvl200 from a computer located on the wan it works correctly.
     
  30. Coopsterman321

    Coopsterman321 LI Guru Member

    SSL VPN Virtual Passage and Vista

    I upgraded to firmware v1.1.9.1 but can't seem to get an SSL VPN connection established from a Vista client.

    I get the message:
    "Vistual Passage Install Failed: Error in Windows version! Only Win2000, WinXP, and Win2003 Supported!

    Works fine in XP.

    I tried the following:
    rebooted RVL200.
    cleared all cache and temp files.
    ran IE7 as administrator.
    ran Firefox2 as administrator.
    checked the java console log and verified that the jar files are coming down, unpacking, copying to %systemroot% and registering.
    deleted the SSLdrv.* fiels from c:\Windows (my %systemroot%) just to be sure.

    Anything else I should try to get the SSL VPN connection working from a Vista client? It's Vista Home Premium (32-bit) service pack 1.

    Thanks
     
  31. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

  32. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Try this....

    remove ssldrv.sys and ssldrv.txt under C:\WINDOWS\

    remove SSLDrv.sys under C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers

    remove Virtual Passage SSLDrv Adapter in the Device Manager window

    then try again.
     
  33. menacers

    menacers Addicted to LI Member

    RVL200 firmware bug in 1.1.9 and 1.1.10

    I downloaded the 1.1.10 release on this site, and found an interesting problem that doesnt exist when using 1.1.7.

    After upgrading to 1.1.10 i cannot add items to the Setup > Forwarding screen. It gives me an error about how the natted address i'm trying to forward to must contain numbers in the range of 1~254 , and its complaining about my natted ip i'm trying to add 10.0.0.253. Clearly this is a legitimate ip to forward a port to, but the new firmware seems to not like any ip that contains a .0. in it. if i change my LAN network to 192.168.1.0 or 10.10.10.0 i can add ips to forwarding rules.
    For some reason the rvl200 with this new firmware does not allow you add forwarding rules to natted ips containing 0's (ie. 10.0.0.0 , 192.168.0.0, 192.0.0.0... you get the idea?) It complains saying the data must be between 1~254 when in fact it should be 0~255 and on the first and last box 1~254.

    Any ideas?
     

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