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WRV200 VPN Passthrough Issue

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by Sleeman, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. Sleeman

    Sleeman LI Guru Member

    Hey folks,

    I've updated my client site with the latest released firmware (1.0.24), then replaced it with a new unit, and still having an issue. . .

    It seems that VPN passthrough is killing the router and reboots are required to get connectivity back.

    Anyone else see this type of issue?

    I have a VPN end-point configured for remote support, but it's not in use.

    Also, I backed up the config from the old router and restored to the new one - may be an issue? (i.e. perhaps should have config'd from scratch).

    Thinking of replacing with a WRT54GL - any comments?


    Cheers,

    David
     
  2. eric_stewart

    eric_stewart Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    The WRV200 is a work in progress. If you're within the return period from where you bought it and you don't need the VPN, VLAN, multiple SSID features (all very cool) of the box then run, don't walk to return it!

    There are a number of posts on this site about the beta nature of this device. I'm annoyed (probably kspare, DocLarge, Thibor and Toxic too, but hopefully they'll chime in) with the ongoing cycle of Linksys's product gurus that goes something like this:

    1 - announce new box with lots of cool new features...coming soon!
    2 - release aforementioned new box
    3 - discover lots of bugs in new box
    4 - fix bugs, release beta firmware
    5 - post beta firmware as production code
    6 - go back to step 3 and get stuck in a loop (1 year so far for the WRV200)

    Unfortunately the product people at Linksys end up holding the moist, fetid, stinky sack full of fecal matter that results, hoping that eventually it will dry into a shape that can be molded into a reasonable facsimile of a decent SOHO router.

    If you have clients...ie people that are willing to pay $$ for a good product, then you should be looking elsewhere for a reliable solution than Linksys (with the exception of the RV0xx series IMHO). Cisco has some marvelous, reliable solutions in their 800-series line like the 851W for example. Not too many more doneros but a whole lot more reliability for the buck. Stay away from the "Business Series". They are very quickly becoming the "None of my Business" Series as far as I'm concerned.

    BTW: That's one issue that I haven't seen with this box.

    /Eric
     

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