Outgoing VPN from behind a WRV54G

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by Rattlehead, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. Rattlehead

    Rattlehead Network Guru Member

    Hi guys, sorry if this has been asked before but I cant seem to find it + Im on call tonight and need this working.
    Im trying to connect to my office network from BEHIND a linksys WRV54G,when connected directly up to my dsl modem it works ok,but not from behind the router. I know port forwarding is for incoming Services but what do I need to turn on,disable or config to make outgoing connection, as far as I know and have been told VPN is using IPSec, I dont know what type of equipment is being used in my office.
    Is it as simple as enabling IPsec on the security options or is there more to it than that.
    Exact error I get when using Sonicwall VPN client is "Failed ot renew the IP for the virtual interface. The semaphore timeout has expired"
    Thanks for any advice
  2. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    What are you trying to use as your vpn client? If it is "not" quickvpn, then you're not going to be able to do it. Linksys designed quickpn to be "the only" vpn client you can use behind the WRV54G router. The only way you'd actually be able to use a third party vpn client behind the WRV is to place a NAT-T/GRE capable router in front (i.e., SMCBR18VPN, BEFVP41).

    Therefore, connecting directly to your modem with a third party vpn client loaded is the only way you're going to be able to do vpn right now if you're "not" connecting to another WRV54G router.

    Yes, a few of us also felt cheated when this fact became known :cry:

  3. Rattlehead

    Rattlehead Network Guru Member

    I got it working. Im using sonicwall VPN client.
    I remembered the NAT-T trouble I had b4 with this devices, so I went into the settings of the VPN tunnel >> peers >> properties>> and changed the NAT - T to disable and forced connection to use LAN 1 ONLY, It worked, reliable etc!Was connected for about 3 hours.No other equipment infront of it except my DSL modem, as for that device acting like SMCBR18VPN, Im not sure if it does or not, Ill find out more later today.
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