help finding guide vpn setup wrv54g (2.38 frmware)

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by martyzzz, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. martyzzz

    martyzzz Network Guru Member

    Hi Ya'll,

    I have been trying so now and than for over a year now to setup my home router, wrv54g to allow incomming vpn connections.

    I want to be able to connect to my home from other pc's (work, or girlfriends home, both have unfirewalled ect internet)

    My setup at home is 16-24 Mbit adsl2+ internet through a bridged copperjet modem my wrv54g is behind that and gets the static ip from my provider, my wireless network is behind the router also static ip's (not dhcp)
    I ttried all the settings i read through out the forums but none of em seem to work
    When i use quickvpn from linksys to connect to my home i get error " remote gateway not responding" after that is disconnects. When i use whe windows util fot vpn it doesnt connect at all.

    Who can help me get this to work or can point out a guide or give me any advice

    any help would be very appreciated, thnx in advance

    marty !
  2. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    If your not behind a NAT enabled router at the remote locations then any VPN client should work eg. SSH Sentinel, Greenbow etc. If you are then the only option is to use the Linksys QuickVPN client. The Doc has done some pretty comprehensive guides on QuickVPN :thumb:
  3. martyzzz

    martyzzz Network Guru Member

    Thnx Tazuk,

    Ill give it a go, but wich VPN client is considered best ?

  4. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    It's mostly down to personal preference and what you intend doing with it, QuickVPN is the easiest to setup, SSH Sentinel is the most flexible/powerful, Greenbow is somewhere in the middle :D
  5. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    See if this helps a bit:,15406503

    Also, in order for you to be able to use a third party vpn client "from behind" your WRV54G, you'll have to put a "NAT-T" capable router in front of the WRV54G (i.e., SMCBR18VPN, BEFVP41, WAG54G, etc...). These are "ethernet" routers, by the way, so if you're on an ADSL connection, the "best" thing to do is to get an ADSL ethernet modem for your actual connection. I use an x-modem ce (older model) I got from; TazUK turned me on to this when I came over to England from the United States last year. This is a great modem and it's rated to work "specifically" with the WRV54G router...

    Additionally, the WRV54G does "not" pass GRE packets, so you won't be able to set up a microsoft vpn server (or any other pptp server for that matter) behind it. Linksys looks as if they've pretty much closed the book on this router. It had "soooooooo" much potential, but until we get somebody with the skill to hack it, there doesn't appear to be any more enhancements coming...

  6. martyzzz

    martyzzz Network Guru Member

    thnx Doc,

    Ill give it a go but just to sure ill explain the situation :

    i am trying to connect to my home network from work
    Home has a dsl modem in bridge > wrv54g router wich directly gets the IP from my provider thru DHCP (even though its always the same static IP) > my network

    At my work i have direct acces to internet, i can bypass the firewall if i have to and did so while testing

    no luck so far, i have quite a simpel setup but from your story do i have to put another router in my home network ?

    cheers marty
  7. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    "Only" if you want to use another vpn client other than quickvpn...

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