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RVL200 - VPN Guide

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by weston, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. weston

    weston LI Guru Member

    RVL200 - VPN Guide

    This guide is intended for those of you who may be deploying the RVL200 behind a domain (AD, NIS, etc) using your own DHCP and DNS server and need to be able to have DNS resolution on the user's end when accessing the VPN. It may also work for non-domain users as the RVL200 "should" function as a DNS proxy when its DHCP function is in use.

    1) Establish an SSL connection to your RVL and minimize your browser. Then goto the 'Network Connections' section on the client machine where you will find an entry for 'VirtualPassage' (created by the previously establish VPN session). Right click the 'VirtualPassage' connection as shown below and goto 'Properties'.

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    2) Click on the 'Networking' tab as shown below, highlight TCP/IP and click 'Properties'

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    3) Enter the IP for your Domain's DNS server as the first 'Prefered DNS' server and then click 'Advanced' as shown below

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    4) Select the 'Append these DNS suffixes in order', click 'Add' and enter the FQDN (fully qualified domain name) for your domain as shown below

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    5) 'OK' your way out of these connection settings, disconnect your VPN session by closing the VPN browser window and re-establish it. You should now be able to access remote hosts by either host (netbios) names or full DNS names.

    NOTE: you must make sure that you have not checked the 'Uinstalled on Exit' option for the virtual passage VPN client, otherwise these settings will be removed upon disconnection from your VPN.

    *** You 'may' be able to configure this similarly in the event your RVL200 device is not behind a domain and you are using the device's built-in DHCP server. Simply try add the device's IP as the 'Preferred DNS server' on the above connection settings- I am not sure how well this will work, but it is worth a try ***
     

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