RV042 to BEFvp41 tunnel. WIll not pass NEtBios.

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

  1. randydodd

    randydodd LI Guru Member

    i have a befvp41 V1 in location A. and a befvp41 V2 in locationB.
    both use static IP. both use DDNS thru Dyndns.org.

    both nets are workgroups, passing Netbios traffic. All is well.

    But dyndns.org upgraded their network, and broke the befvp41 V1 DDNS. So ddns says it is updating, but dyndns.org shows not. dyndns.org says it is linksys problem. (That's another story.)

    So i buy a rv042. setup the tunnel. Tunnel connects. I set it to pass Netbios traffic. But no workgroup computers show up. DDNS works fine. I can ping all from/to both sides of tunnel.

    All seems ok, except the workgroup computers from location A do not show on location B. and Vice-versa. Ping is all fine.

    Does this mean that rv042 will not properly pass Netbios? i do have the "enable netbios" box checked on "Advanced" page.

    any ideas? i tried reconfiguring the tunnel to various configs.

    is there a trick to getting rv042 to talk nice to befvp41?
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    afaik Netbios is blocked by default by the rv042. use the Netbios tick box to enable NetBIOS traffic to pass through the VPN tunnel.
  3. randydodd

    randydodd LI Guru Member

    thanks. my original post made note that i already "checked" the "enable netbios" feature on the "advanced" page of the tunnel config.

    this is true of most default Linksys routers. By default, they do NOT pass netbios traffic. But most of the "Advanced" settings pages have that little check-box to enable it.

    WOrks fine on the befvp41 V2, and V1.
    (With the little check box enabled, of course.)
  4. randydodd

    randydodd LI Guru Member

    NETBIOS not passed by RV042. Problem confirmed.

    Of course, i contacted Linksys Tech SUpport about this problem. And after several emails back and forth, convinced them to escalate the problem. The engineers then simulated the problem in the lab to confirm the issue.

    Here is their response:
    We apologize for the inconvenience. Linksys Product Engineers were able to validate your concern and is presently working on this problem. The new driver/firmware that will address this concern will be made available on the website in the fastest time possible.
  5. TextEx2

    TextEx2 LI Guru Member

    I (Toxic) had an email from my linksys rv042 firmware contact yesterday. their team was testing some "new" unit firmware (maybe the buggy WRV200but wont know yet). He told me the alpha code for the RV042 still needed more testing, however the changelog of this firmware mentions NOTHING on netbios issues.

  6. hey ! your problem is that you must to set the wins client ip adress on
    on both end point so you are on diferents lan networks.
    then you must set one wins server on your red.
  7. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

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