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VPN Configuration question

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by keithjab, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. keithjab

    keithjab Addicted to LI Member

    I am attempting to setup a secure connection to a PC in our office hosting a database.

    This database needs to be accessible internally over a workgroup and also remotely when employees are working at home or travelling.

    So internally on the network their would be 1 PC logged into the VPN, then up to 3 users could be logged into the VPN remotely to access the database on this PC.

    How would I configure the RVS4000 correctly to be able to do this, if it is possible?

    Does there need to be a PC in the network that acts as the VPN server or is the router supposed to do this?
  2. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    From what you're explaining (correct me if I'm wrong), you just need 3 people to connect from "where ever they are," which could mean all 3 may "never" be in the same place at the same time, which is a good thing :) . I mention this because a majority of the newer routers only allow "one" vpn connection at a time out of the router; if you have multiple people needing vpn access to the same location, it's best to use an "endpoint router" such as the rvs4000 on both sides of the tunnel (but that's another subject) :) .

    What are your road warriors going to use as a vpn client? This router (like it's wireless cousin WRVS4400N) should support the quickvpn client. When using quickvpn, the "router" acts as the vpn server; you can download various versions of quickvpn from our site under the "downloads" tab. Now, if you want people to use the native microsoft vpn clients (pptp or l2tp) from the laptop (I'm assuming the OS is windows based) then you'll need to configure either a microsoft workstation/member server/domain controller as a vpn server and then forward port 1723 to the ip address of the device that will be acting as the vpn server. By the way, the RVS4000 supports the "protocol 47" (not port 47) which is GRE (generic routing encapsulation).

    Let us know if this doesn't answer your question...

  3. keithjab

    keithjab Addicted to LI Member


    Thanks for the response. That is exactly what I wanted. I actually got it figured out exactly like you said over the weekend. We are using the QuickVPN clients to access.

    Everything seems to be working well so far.



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