Has anyone gotten the WRT54G v5 to VPN?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Zzzzzyy, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. Zzzzzyy

    Zzzzzyy LI Guru Member

    I've searched and searched the net and this forum in a desprate attempt to see if anyone has actually gotten the WRT54G v5 to VPN. I've got a a Windows 2003 Small Business Server that I've had several people VPN into so I know it works.

    I've set up one of these routers at our Connecticut office but can't get it to connect to the VPN. I've made sure the networks arent on the same subnet but still no luck.

    Anyone got suggestions?
  2. sufrano63

    sufrano63 Network Guru Member

    What exactly are you trying to do.. :???:

    In order to configure your router and use it as a VPN client, you would need to flash with a 3rd party firmware. Original Linksys firmware only support a VPN passthrough.

    BTW, version 5 is limitied in flashing with 3rd party firmware. Currently, only DD-WRT support v5 only with micro version and because of limited amount of RAM on the v5 VPN client is not available.
  3. Zzzzzyy

    Zzzzzyy LI Guru Member

    I've got a computer in at the CT office that is connected to a WRT54G v 5 that needs to VPN to the server here in NY.

    I've got the PPTP Passthrough checked off, but it keeps hanging up. I've read horror stories about the v5 so I'm concerned that perhaps it just can't be used for VPNing, no matter what the configuration is...
  4. sufrano63

    sufrano63 Network Guru Member

    might want to enable logging to see why is dropping and what type of VPN is running on the server?
  5. Zzzzzyy

    Zzzzzyy LI Guru Member

    I'm just using the PPTP built into windows, the server is using the same thing. No 3rd party sofware.

    Logging doesnt seem to tell me much, it's trying to use the correct ports but it doesnt say "timing out" or anything...
  6. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    Linksys consumer routers have issues with GRE (protocol 47), you could try manually forwarding this port to the destination computer, not sure if it will help but it has for me in the past. Good Luck
  7. svsys

    svsys Guest

    WRT54G V5 PTP problems

    I've had similar problems using a Windows/XP PPTP client through a Linksys WRT54G router to Windows 2000, 2003 and other PPTP servers. I've tied 2 different routers (firmware v 1.006 and 1.009). Linksys Tech Support has also sent me a beta release of firmware 1.010 -- it's a bit better but I'm still encountering errors. I've also tried using the same client machine through a Linksys WRT54G V2 router and it works perfectly with all the servers I've tried to connect to.

    With the Wrt54G V5 routers, when the error occurs, Windows reports "Error 619: A connection to the remote server could not be established". Connecting to a Windows 2000 server fails consistenty. I've had more luck with Windows 2003 servers using the beta v 1.010 firmware.

    Linksys 2nd level tech support has checked and reported to me that they have tested the configurations I'm having trouble without error.

    I'm continuing to work with Linksys in an attempt to solve this problem. I'm interested in hearing from anyone who has encountered and fixed the probem, especially with Windows 2000 servers.
  8. reesus

    reesus Guest

    Has anyone solved this issue? I have two workstations (vista and XPsp2) behind wrt54g v5 fw. 1.02.0 and I can't get MS VPN connections through. tcpdump says that GRE protocol is going out from the workstation but nothing is coming in and after some time the error message states that the connection could not be completed or sth. VPN server is W2k3
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