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Some notes after my first QuickVPN deployment...

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by YeOldeStonecat, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    As many of you know from reading here on these boards...I've stayed away from the Linksys QuickVPN client, having deployed many RV082 and RV016 routers to various clients, but so far only needed a small amount of VPN connections..thus sticking with the trusty PPTP server instead of QuickVPn.

    Last week at a client, I tossed their aging PIX501, replaced with an RV016. The amount of remote laptop using nurses they have is growing...and a need to expand their VPN fleet.

    I pretested with a few of my rigs, and friends, but was still nervous about a mass deployment. Uninstalled the Cisco VPN dialer, rebooted, installed the QuickVPN client, added it to the exceptions in the Windows XP sp2 firewall.

    So far out of nearly 20 users...I only had 2x stubborn laptops.
    Fixes for them
    Fresh rebuild of the TCP stack with http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/WinSock_XP_Fix/winsockxpfix.html
    And on one of them...this was weird..it was an older laptop, I ran the Speedguide TCP Optimizer..and found the RWIN was waaaay low..below 16,000. So I reset it to a more acceptable range...128,480..I'd imagine 256,960 would be fine also. Not to sound like I'm pimping the SG TCP Optimizer...(naturally I'm biased :D ) but you could use Cablenut or whichever you prefer. Was mostly pointing out that on some older rigs..you can find some squirrely TCP values that perhaps some malware hosed up. So if having troubles...here's an area to check.
  2. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    Yep that WinSock Fix is a very useful utility :)

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