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WRV PPTP Server? How?

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by Frosty99, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. Frosty99

    Frosty99 Network Guru Member

    Doc... I read in a reply of your to another user that you suggested he turn on the PPTP server portion of the WRV. How is that done? I looked all through the settings and I didn't see an option for this. What am I missing?

    -Jimi
     
  2. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    The "PPTP" I'm referring to is "PPTP Passthru." You can find this from the WRV54G main settings page by clicking on:

    Security----->VPN

    Once there, you should see PPTP as being one of the options to enable; click the "enable" button and that should be it...

    Doc
     
  3. Frosty99

    Frosty99 Network Guru Member

    Hmm

    If I understand it... the PPTP passthrough hands off the VPN requests to a computer on the local side LAN. Correct? Or does the WRV handle PPTP authentication?

    -Jimi
     
  4. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    The WRV handles the PPTP authentication when a client (or another router) wants to connect...

    Doc
     
  5. eric_stewart

    eric_stewart Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    If you look very closely at the configuration file for the WRV54G you will see that with some careful edits you can turn on the PPTP Server functionality. I have done so and it works fine. Not too surprising that it supports this given that the Jungo OS kernel that these things run on is the same as the USR8200 which supports PPTP Server. Of course, it supports a whole bunch more junk including the ability to connect firewire and USB hard drives to it, but I understand by peaking in from time to time on the USR forums that they're having problems getting timely firmware updates too.

    Incidentally, I finally sold my WRV54G. I'll stick with my Cisco PIX 501 for the VPN stuff. Lamentably the PIX doesn't use hardware acceleration for the 3DES encrption as does the Linksys but it is a solid performer and can be had relatively cheaply on eBay if you're patient and troll for bargains.
     
  6. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Eric,

    longtime since you've been around. As always, this device has its good and bad reviews. Personally, I've been able to do "everything" it's been advertised to do, minus finding out why the AES function is missing. Incidentally, my WRV54G mail notification started working when I bought my own domain. The site's servers allow you to use smtp, so that was another plus.

    PPTP on this little unit works fine, but I'll probably start using my Cisco 1720 and 2610 to work on Cisco vpn...

    Doc
     
  7. Frosty99

    Frosty99 Network Guru Member

    I guess I am a true n00b then because I don't know how to access the config file. Is that via telnet?

    -Jimi
     
  8. Frosty99

    Frosty99 Network Guru Member

    Ah...

    Duh... save the config file from the Config Management applet. Then edit manually. Ok...

    So now I am looking at:
    (pptps
    (enabled(0)) <---Set to "1" for enable?
    (idle_timeout(20))
    (auth
    (required(1))
    (pap(0))
    (chap(0)) <---I assume this is to enable CHAP secrets?
    (ms_chap_v1(1))
    (ms_chap_v2(1))

    There has to be a login:password type authentication right? But I don't understand how to edit this config to set that up. Can someone post an example of how to edit this?

    -Jimi
     
  9. eric_stewart

    eric_stewart Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Re: Ah...

    Use the router's admin username/password.

    /Eric
     
  10. aries

    aries Network Guru Member

    I am using firmware 2.392 and change its configuration as below:

    (pptps
    (enabled(0)) <---Set to "1" for enable?
    (idle_timeout(20))
    (auth
    (required(1))
    (pap(0))
    (chap(0)) <---I assume this is to enable CHAP secrets?
    (ms_chap_v1(1))
    (ms_chap_v2(1))

    However, I still cannot log on to the pptp server using admin as user. Is there anything I have to change too? Thanks.
     
  11. eric_stewart

    eric_stewart Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    I don't have my WRV54G anymore to check this for you. It looks like you're on the right track. Incidentally, DD-WRTv23 and other 3rd party firmwares will do this, but on the WRT54G(S) devices.

    /eric
     
  12. aries

    aries Network Guru Member

    Thanks anyway.
     
  13. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

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