New Gigabit VPN Router? (RV0041)

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by Kompressor, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. Kompressor

    Kompressor Network Guru Member

  2. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member


    it looks like it's new...

    Kompressor, there's a guy trying to figure out why the tunnel between his two wrv's keeps crashing; is there any advice you can give him? His post is pretty obvious :) :)

    You'll see it in the main forum area...

  3. russr

    russr Network Guru Member

    Does anyone have any experience with this RV0041 router? It's been a few months that this thing has been out, but I don't see many reviews on it from users yet.
  4. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    As far as I can tell they aren't available in the UK yet so that may be the case elsewhere :unsure:
  5. DrStTee

    DrStTee Guest

    Not pleased yet

    I purchased the RV0041 about 2 months ago from Decent price and it shipped quickly. After setting up the RV0041, I noticed slightly faster internet speeds over the normal consumer routers. I attribute this to the processor and generous memory. I have 3 ports filled with PC's, and the 4th port goes to my 8-port gigabit switch (also full). Everything was working beautifully for several days...then the flashing lights started. Now, anytime I plug into the RV0041, all four port lights flash in rapid succession. I have not changed the BIOS (as there is no update) I have very simple PPPOE settings configured, and no VPN tunnels at the moment, and I can't get a consistant connection. If I reset everything and hard cycle the power, I am good for maybe 3-4 hours of use and then...back to the flashing port lights and no more WAN or LAN communication. Anyone have any ideas? My old WRT54G is now re-connected and working fine, while my small business class router is a paper weight...any thoughts would be appreciated.
  6. eric_stewart

    eric_stewart Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Re: Not pleased yet

    Maybe you have a loop in your switched network behind your RV0041? I would agree this would be a problem immediately as you plug in your RV0041 and the switches but if spanning tree is imperfectly implemented / broken / buggy it might take a while before things go nuts. Your symptoms are consistent with this. Yo should try connecting just a single node to the wired side of your router and see if it' stable. If it remains stable past your 3 to 4 hour window, add in your switched network. If you then have issues, then at least you've isolated the problem.

  7. fenderlady

    fenderlady LI Guru Member

    I have the RV0041 and two computers on it. One is a Win 2000 machine and one is running XP Pro. The Win 2000 machine has had zero problems and never drops the LAN or WAN connection. The XP box on the other hand looses the WAN every few hours. I did add one of the Linksys gigabit cards to the XP box.

    I am not sure what is causing the XP box to loose the WAN connection. All the original drivers are installed.
  8. fenderlady

    fenderlady LI Guru Member

    Any ideas about my previous post???
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