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WRV54G & QuickVPN

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by flynn, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. flynn

    flynn Network Guru Member

    Like many on here I am having a few problems setting up a QuickVPN connection into a WRV54G and would love a sanity check from any of you Linksys gurus; apologies in advance for verbosity.

    First here's the setup:

    Home Office (192.168.1.x) - WinXP machine (no software firewall) with QuickVPN 1.0.47 connecting wirelessly through WRT54GX (firewall enabled, IPSEC, PPTP & L2TP passthroughs enabled, WAN ping enabled, static WAN IP).

    connecting to...

    Remote Office (192.168.0.x) - Win2003 Server, WinXP machines (no software firewalls) cabled through switch to WRV54G (v2.39.2, firewall enabled, IPSEC, PPTP & L2TP passthroughs enabled, no tunnels setup, WAN ping enabled, static WAN IP) bridged to an ADSL2MUE.

    The good news is QuickVPN says it is connected. This is a major breakthrough, the furthest I have got in 2 years of pathetic attempts with every firmware revision, to get my bosses to agree to tele-commuting!

    When I try and ping anything on the remote subnet I get "Negotiating IP Security". I saw in this excellent post http://www.linksysinfo.org/forums/showpost.php?p=288941&postcount=4 how to turn on Oakley logging. So... it seems to be failing to make any agreed key exchange. I haven't got the log to hand of course because it is at my home office right now. I can post it if that would help.

    Has anyone managed to get any similar setup to connect correctly? What settings have I got completely wrong, or what crucial setting have I missed? Any help greatly appreciated.

    EDIT: Am I better off dumping QVPN and trying something like SSL-Explorer http://3sp.com/showSslExplorerCommunity.do to get in? Has anyone done this *easily*?
     
  2. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    What version of quickvpn are you using and what firmware do you have on the router? I've found using qvpn 1.0.28 and 1.0.39 have been pretty solid and for firmware, I've stuck with 2.37.13 just because of its stability. 2.39.2 is pretty stable, at least from what I can see with my 50 quickvpn user upgrade version (2.39.2e).

    Are you trying to connect across an ISDN line? I've seen that cause negotiating ip a lot of times...

    Jay
     
  3. flynn

    flynn Network Guru Member

    Thanks for responding Jay.

    Remote office WRV54G has firmware 2.39.2 from the US download site. QuickVPN is 1.0.47 beta. I can't remember the firmware on my home office WRT54GX, but it would be at least a year old. As I said, these have got me further than I've been before, I never had luck with 2.37 or prior.

    EDIT: The home office connects via wireless 1Mbps/1Mbps (2-15ms latency for first hop). Hasn't been a problem with any other services. Remote Office is on ADSL 4Mbps/256Kbps.

    I may not need your help at all hopefully if Hamachi is up to the job (we just need to allow access to mapped drives for remote users to see our version control system).

    EDIT: Hamachi works! Took me about 3 minutes at each end to download, install, forward one port for TCP/UDP. Voila, I have mapped drives to remote file shares. This is as revolutionary as Skype.
     

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