RV042 has me baffled

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by mikelbeck, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. mikelbeck

    mikelbeck Network Guru Member

    I just picked up an RV042 and I'm trying to connect to it, either using QuickVPN or the VPN built into Windows XP.

    I'm baffled on both accounts.

    I'm taken a look through the QuickVPN setup guide (http://www.linksysinfo.org/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=11664) but I'm still missing something.

    First off, do I have to use QuickVPN? I'd prefer to use the Windows client, is that possible?

    Next, how do I configure the RV042? This device is going to be sitting in front of my nextwork, and road warriors are going to be connecting to it via VPN, and from there they'll connect to the Windows network that lives behind it. I've set up a Client to Gateway VPN group, I've tried setting the Remote Client to Windows XP/2000 VPN client but that didn't make a difference. I've got the subnet of the network connected to this unit as the Local Group, is that correct? And what settings should I use for the IPSec Setup? Do I need to define VPN Client Users?

    Sorry for so many questions... I've looked through the threads on here, read through what's up on the linksys.com site and can't find the answers for this.
  2. mikelbeck

    mikelbeck Network Guru Member

    Here's a little more information...

    I've got my laptop configured with the address The WAN port on the RV042 is and I've got the laptop plugged into the Internet port. Port 1 on the RV042 is set to, and it's connected to the subnet.
  3. mikelbeck

    mikelbeck Network Guru Member

    I've made some progress...

    I'm able to connect using QuickVPN now, but I can't access anything on the LAN. When I connect, should the machine on the outside be assigned an IP address from the inside network? I've got a DHCP server on the LAN, and it's disabled on the RV042. Do I need to enable it on there? And what do I need to do to allow me to access the LAN from the outside?
  4. mikelbeck

    mikelbeck Network Guru Member

  5. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    this was taken from amazon. hopefully it may help you.

    the firmware he mentioned is old as is the articel as v1.3.7.4 is now out.
  6. mikelbeck

    mikelbeck Network Guru Member

    Yeah, I've done all of that, that's the issue.

    Here's how it's connected:

    laptop ( -> RV042 WAN Port (
    RV042 LAN Port ( -> Switch ( subnet)

    I can connect to the RV042 using QuickVPN. I've got a bunch of .conf files on the laptop (ipsec.conf, status.conf, stopconn.conf, vpnserver.conf).

    The Windows firewall on the laptop is disabled. Once I connect, I can see the VPN client on the RV042 VPN screen, but I can't do anything. I can't ping either side of the RV042, I can't ping anything on the LAN.

    Do I need to do anything else besides connect with QuickVPN? Should the laptop be assigned an IP address once it's connected?
  7. mikelbeck

    mikelbeck Network Guru Member

    Well, I've upgraded to the latest firmware and found that it had a PPTP server in it. So I turned it on and was able to connect with the built-in Windows XP client.
  8. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    nice one, perhaps when you have time you could possibly do a guide for the forums. this allows users to find a happy ending with vpn tunneling as it seems to be a hit and miss affair tbh.
  9. mikelbeck

    mikelbeck Network Guru Member

    Perhaps. I'd much rather be using L2TP instead of PPTP, I'm working with Linksys' tech support on that.

    That's not true... I'm asking them questions and they're referring me to documentation that doesn't help. I'm assuming that eventually I'll get some decent answers out of them, but for now that's not happening.
  10. starlight

    starlight Network Guru Member

    Did you have activated rip ?
    Does your home Network knows how to route your packets back ?

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