RV0041 & VPN

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by p_j_o, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. p_j_o

    p_j_o LI Guru Member

    Ok so I am trying to setup a VPN connection "client to gateway" to my RV0041. I was talking with the linksys tech support and I configured the tunnel as per his instruction. The image below is what my tunnel looks like...


    now the problem I am having is that

    1) Linksys says you need to use a 3rd party VPN client in order to tunnel, however they could not give me a name of one to try. :eek:

    2) I tried to config greenbow and cisco vpn clients however I don't even see anything in the log files regarding an atempt to connect. :cry:

    If anyone has some insight it would be greatly appreciated I have looked at some of the guides in here but either they don't seem to help or I am just to frustrated to see what I am missing.

  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Could you resize you image. 800 x 600 please.

    download v1.3.5 firmware

    you can use QuickVPN then.

    it also has these features and fixes.:

    RV0041 Firmware v1.3.5 Release Note

    1. Support 50 QuickVPN Clients.

    2. Support "Restrict WEB Features" and "Website Blocking by Keywords" in Firewall.

    3. Support PPPoE Service Name option.

    4. Allow DDNS Host Name to have only 2 fields such as abc.net

    5. PPPoE reconnection improvement: Shorten the PADI retry interval to 1,2,4,8,16,16,16,16,16,16,16 seconds. A PADT is also sent prior to PADI on each 16-second retry. Remark: In case the user turns off the power of RV0041, the ISP will not know the PPPoE session is disconnected by peer. Some ISPs do not allow peer to reconnect until time-out. The PADI retry interval in previous firmware was 2,4,8,16,32,64,128,256,512,1024 seconds (RFC2516 section 8), which seems to be too long. This change attempts to shorten the reconnection time.

    6. Allow administrators to have IPSec Remote Group Network covering the RV0041's LAN IP. Remark: In earlier firmware if LAN IP is and IPSec Remote Group Network is, the RV0041's Web UI will not be accessible once the "Save Settings" button on the VPN setting page is clicked.

    7. Fixed an issue with booking a flight on www.usairways.com.

    8. Fixed an issue with Block Forbidden Domain.

    RV0041 v1.3.5 firmware
  3. p_j_o

    p_j_o LI Guru Member

    ok so i updated the firmware... and using the above settings (the only settings i have configured) i am trying to login with the quick vpn client.

    I am using the tunnel name for userid and the preshared key for the password and the Internet IP address for the router as the server address.

    Using that information I am getting nowhere - not even a hint in the logfiles that i am even knocking at the door... :(

    Am i missing a configuration somewhere? or something totally obvious?

    any help would be much appreciated
  4. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    If your using Quick VPN you don't need to configure a tunnel, all you need to do is setup a username/password for each user under VPN/VPN Client access :)
  5. p_j_o

    p_j_o LI Guru Member

    Ok, that may have been where I went wrong...

    The Quick VPN connection is not two-way is it? If someone connects to the router from outside, and I am inside, I can't go out to them can I? I need a tunnel for that don't I?

    Which of course beggs the question can that be done from client software to the router? and how does one configure that?

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