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WRVS4400N HTTPS / SSL Remote Management

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by Aviator256, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. Aviator256

    Aviator256 LI Guru Member

    I have had no luck with the latest IE browser based HTTPS management of the router from the WAN side over the internet. I set up a switch and a separate laptop with a fixed IP on the same subnet to the external interface of the router and everything worked fine. As soon as I try it through the internet (different subnet - I get nothing on any port. I checked my syslog and I am receiving all ports except port 80 (blocked by the service provider). Port 443 or 8080 should work. They work fine in the testbed. I even went as far as setting up a secure web site on the inside of the router and forwarding port 443 to it. It works great from anywhere. When I go back and set the router management port to secure 443, I get nothing from anywhere except when I set up a stand alone test bed. Is there an issue with IP address ranges? Is there a browser setting I am missing? Is there a firewall or DDOS setting that needs some help? At present I am using RDP from some locations to get the job done. Other locations force me to use port 443 exclusively.
     
  2. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    I'm wondering if this may have something to do with quickvpn's "factory settings." By default, 443 is open for quickvpn; people who needed to set up https for outlook web access mentioned this problem once before. I'll ask one of the developers as to whether or not this may be the case...

    Jay
     
  3. Aviator256

    Aviator256 LI Guru Member

    Possible Alternative

    Since I am forced to use port 443 from some remote locations to manage the router and knowing that it is more secure to manage it from inside, I think I will obtain a cheap SSL VPN Concentrator. The concentrator will also alow a clean approach to RDP on my server on port 443 at the same time. The one I am looking at is the SSL312. Seems pretty good and since it will be a separate box behind the Linksys Firewall, I feel the concept will be more secure. Please let me know if the external management issue becomes resolved or if it is a user issue (me). I like to see things work in case I decide I need the capability in the future.

    Mark
     
  4. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

  5. Aviator256

    Aviator256 LI Guru Member

    Virtual adapter on XP and other compatability issues with Vista. Other devices do not touch the operating systems and have options for local, kerberos and LDAP authentication, RDP5 Virtualization as well as extra processing power to eliminate slugish behavior. I may have tried it if I didn't already own a WRVS4400N.
     

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