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WRV54G, IPSEC VPNs, good news experience?

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by pablito, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. pablito

    pablito Network Guru Member

    I'm looking to replace an old AP and a router with one device. I need to do net-net IPSEC to a linux based firewall (this firewall works great with the RVx routers). I need the VPN to stay up 24/7, another VPN connection (to an RV) will be connect on demand (initiated from the RV end).

    The WRV54G looks promising but I don't know much about this one. Anyone doing net-net IPSEC with this unit against a non Linksys VPN?

    It evens looks like 3rd party firmware might be possible someday but this isn't critical, just nice to know...
  2. kspare

    kspare Computer Guy Staff Member Member

    I'm running approx 30 of them against a pix 506 firewall running des/md5 and they work great!

    I just checked one router that does regular Offsite backups from me and his uptime was :

    System Up Time: 1376:07:00 this is running firmware 2.38, typically I run 2.39.2.
  3. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    I run a few WRV54G's with firmware 2.37.13 and the uptime is flawless! The "WRV54G-to-WRV54G" or "WRV54G-to-other router" vpn configuration has always been a good experience for me with this router. Contrary to popular belief, when the configuration doesn't work, it's not always the router's fault :)

    I've just loaded my personal WRV54G with 2.39.2e; this version increases quickvpn clients from 5 to 50. Firmware 2.37e was the first to do this, but the IPSEC router feature was broken (phase I and phase II didn't synchronize); 2.39.2e seems to have fixed that :) Immediately after loading, I set up 5 IPSEC vpn tunnels to other vpn routers and all the tunnels connected the first time out with "zero" issues. The WRV54G has always been a solid performer, minus not have AES, GRE, and NAT-T.

  4. pablito

    pablito Network Guru Member

    Thanks a lot folks. It looks like this unit will do the job. A friend's home net is to be VPN'd to his office. I have an RV8 there now and that works very well but is more router than he needs at the house. The AP he has is dying so the WRV is to do both jobs.

    "it's not always the router's fault", ain't that the truth. Usually it is "hand eye coordination"

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