Configuring Quickvpn (Video Tutorial)

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by DocLarge, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member


    I realize a fair amount of us (i.e, TazUK, TVOS, myself included, and others) have outgrown our issues with quickvpn and use it consistently. For those of you that haven't, I've slapped together a quick video tutorial that's posted on dslreports:,15406503

    This should help (I hope) simplify things.

    You know, I might do one of these for greenbow also. Then again, if any of you should decide to "help the cause," you can download "Camtasia Studio 3" demo version from and make your own tutorial describing how to set up certain firmware and their specialty functions (i.e., Hyperwrt, DD-WRT, Sartori, etc...)

    Each one, teach one!!!

  2. JoeFamiliar

    JoeFamiliar Network Guru Member

    thx for the video Doc...

    but am i understanding correctly, when you say we can't run a VPN Tunnel AND QuickVPN at the same time?

    i have two WRV54G's serving as end points for a VPN tunnel connecting a branch office with the main office...if i can't use QuickVPN to access the site remotely, is there a way to use 2003 RRAS behind a WRV54G?

    - joe
  3. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    I can't see why you wouldn't be able to connect remotely to a WRV54G using QuickVPN which is also running a VPN tunnel to another WRV54G.
  4. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    What I've seen for a "consistent fact" is that when a "PPTP" tunnel (router to router "or" client to router) is running, you "can not" connect to the same router with quickvpn at the same time. It's either PPTP "or" quickvpn but "not" both at the same time. :thumbdown:

    Unfortunately, you're not going to be able to set up RRAS behind "any" of the WRV54G or RV0XX routers because they've been designed "specifically" to "not" allow NAT-T and GRE in order to force you to use quickvpn. The only other option is using the builtin PPTP server.

  5. JoeFamiliar

    JoeFamiliar Network Guru Member

    Doc -

    do you have any instructions for configuring a client (XP/2000) computer to connect to the built-in PPTP server?


    - joe
  6. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    The WRV54G doesn't support PPTP, it's IPSEC only.
  7. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Hey, tomato, tomoto....

    What TAZ and I can both agree on is that the quickvpn utility does work. If not, you have a couple of options. Taz prefers SSH Sentinel which I've never had any luck with, while I prefer greenbow vpn ver. 2.50 or later...

    I have put a guide together so people can connect to the WRV54G internal VPN server with the greenbow vpn client:

    If you want to try this client, this guide should help you through it all.

  8. HercNav

    HercNav LI Guru Member

    Did someone mention using the WRV54G for Client-to-Site or Site-to-Site, but not both? For the first time, I was able to connect my WRV to my parents last night; I invited my brother to join with QuickVPN, and he was able to connect to either WRV....
  9. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    It's either client to site (quickvpn to wrv54g) or site to site (wrv54g to srv54g); unfortunately, if you have a site to site connection going, quickvpn will not connect while there are tunnels going. The only other consumer router I know of at this time that will allow that is the dlinks di804hv, di808hv, and the di-824vup.

    SMC did have the smcbr14vpn and the smcbr18vpn (which I have) that supported this feature, but they are now end of sale. You may still be able to find one of these if you look around but it's scarce.

  10. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    Are you sure? I need to test this out but I'm sure I've had both going in the past :unsure:
  11. HercNav

    HercNav LI Guru Member

    Well, I still have one more brother that hasn't tried to join my family network. My Site-to-Site is running 24/7 now, I'll try to get more than one brother on the network using QuickVPN and report back....

    I'm using both 2.37.13 and 2.38.6
  12. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Unless you've got that "mojo" that no one else knows about, I've never seen a quickvpn client connection work while there's been a vpn site to site connection running at the same time....

    Still, I'm curious to see if anyone can do it or has done it... :)

  13. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    [​IMG] :D

    Just tested it and it works, can ping my laptop which is connected via QuickVPN and a remote site that's using a site-to-site VPN though a WAG54G :thumb:
  14. HercNav

    HercNav LI Guru Member

    I'm telling you, I watched my brother log on to my list of VPN Clients, while I was browsing my parents' shares. He was doing the same on my network, I saw him log off, and while I was on my parents' web-based utility, saw him log on to their network....

    So I have mojo.... sweet!
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