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Successful WRV54G VPN Connection

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by ShoNuff, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. ShoNuff

    ShoNuff Network Guru Member

    Ok, here I am in Japan AGAIN. While I was home, Iwas about to drop kick the WRV54G in to the middle of next week. Before I had a chance to exchange it, I was sent back here again. I was given a BEFVP41 to use while here. After a lot of research, I was finally able to establish a VPN connection between the BEFVP41 and my WRV54G routers. I did not use QuickVPN, because it is a piece of garbage. I set up both routers, and the connection has been stable for over a week! Not only that, but my WRV54G router hasn't crashed once since I have the VPN connection has been established. Normally it would crash at least once a day. So I am a happy person now.

    I have a question about a setting on the VPN setup on my WRV54G router. In the setup menu, it shows a VPN Gateway Enable Disable option. What is that setting for? My hope it is to allow me to use the router as a gateway to my Cox Cable internet. Can someone tell me how to route my internet surfing through my Cox Cable internet via the VPN connection?
     
  2. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    I believe it's for forcing all traffic down the tunnel instead of just packets for the remote LAN.
     
  3. ShoNuff

    ShoNuff Network Guru Member

    Quick VPN is Working!

    Well Well Well, I finally got QuickVPN to work! All of the problems I have been having with it have been traced directly to WindowsXP Firewall. If I turned off Windows Firewall on my laptop, and QuickVPN quickly connected to my home router. I almost fell over from shock when I saw the icon turn gree. I could never get QuickVPN to work with Windows Firewall on, so I purchased a copy of Norton Firewall, and installed it. I turned off Windows firewall. When I tried QuickVPN using only Norton, Norton Firewall quickly configured itself and QuickVPN successfully connected to my WRV54G router back home. How wonderful! For those of you experiencing problems with QuickVPN, I suggest turning off Windows Firewall to see it that helps.

    ShoNuff
     
  4. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

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