BEFSX41 Setup questions...

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by turtle2472, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. turtle2472

    turtle2472 Network Guru Member

    I have a BEFSX41 for my network. I'm running 5 PC's and one Mac. My configuration is:
    Cable HSI --> BEFCMU10 Ethernet connected --> BEFSX41 --> EZXS16W --> WRT54G, 5 PC's, 1 Mac, PSUS4, PAP2, and NSLU2. Also connected to the BEFSX41 directly is a Motorola Vonage Phone adapter. The WRT54G serves my PDA's and occasional laptop roaming, nothing consistently wireless though. BEFSX41 is my DHCP server and the WRT54G has DHCP disabled. I have static IP’s for WRT54G, PSUS4, and NSLU2, dynamic for the rest.

    My IP Address is dynamic, though I have a address configured and updated automatically through the BEFSX41.

    In going through all the threads on a search for the BEFSX41 I have gathered that I need to follow the "Greenbow" Setup guide to allow my Laptop to VPN connect to the network.

    Here are my needs:
    a. Connect to my network for file/printer sharing from remote.
    b. Encrypted Internet connection while at a public hotspot or hotel through my 15MB/2MB cable connection.
    c. Access to Remote Desktop Connection with at least one of my WinXP Pro computers.
    d. A maximum of two remote connections at once.

    I'm just not really clear on this though:
    1. I saw somewhere that the Vonage phone adapter *might* cause an issue with the VPN connection. Is this true? If so, how can I reconfigure my network to minimize issues? I currently have two adapters, one Linksys and one Motorola.
    2. When at a public hotspot and I open the VPN connection with Greenbow on my WinXP Home Laptop, am I able to open a Remote Desktop Connection with one of my XP Pro computers and surf the web through that connection?
    3. Is Greenbow my only option or just my best? I want the best while spending the least.
    4. Will Greenbow clash with my Cisco VPN client (4.0.2) on my work laptop? Or can I use the Cisco VPN client on my BEFSX41? Since I have access to the Cisco VPN software can I use it instead on both my laptops?
    5. Is there anything different I need to know that isn’t listed in this thread already to configure Greenbow?

    The only VPN Clients I currently have is the one built into WinXP and Cisco 4.0.2. I can get what is needed though.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. limesoft

    limesoft Network Guru Member

    If you need a remote user to log in to your VPN network when ever they go to a place which have broadbrand then you need RV0XX, not the sx41. Unless you do this. site A, cable modem -> sx41 -> switches -> NSLU2 , PAP2 ...... Site B, cable modem -> SX41 - > switch -> PCs .. then you will have unlimited users connecting to site A.
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