RV082 and VPN - Help needed!

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by vorpel, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. vorpel

    vorpel Network Guru Member

    I've been searching the web for a while, but haven't had any success so far.

    Here's what I want to do: Setup my nephew's computer (Windows XP SP1) to connect to my RV082 (currently on 1.1.5) so that he and I can play games.

    What I ideally want (at least with my current limited understanding of VPN) is to setup either a user or group client to gateway VPN connection. I am running a Windows 2003 domain, and if at all possible I would like to have the connection authenticate against the domain (all other machines on my network are on Windows XP SP1). I would like to depend on the Preshared key and 3DES along with the Domain authentication for security.

    I have a DSL line connected to an ActionTec DSL router on a static IP. That connection is plugged into WAN1 on the RV082 (which is connected via a static IP to the ActionTec router). My internal network is in the 192.168.1.x range ( subnet), and the ActionTec is at its default IP of with subnet. My nephew is also on DSL (same provider) and his computer is directly connected to his ActionTec router using DHCP for his internal IP -

    I have tried the Windows XP VPN client with no success (even did the manual IPSec policy creation without success). To validate that the ActionTec was not the issue, I put the RV082 into the DMZ on the ActionTec without any connection success.

    Are there any VPN clients out that that work with the RV082 and aren't too expensive? Any links would be greatly appreciated.

    I do have a 2nd DSL line, but for the purposes of testing and troubleshooting, I have set the 2nd DSL connection as failover on the RV082 (normally I have it in load-balance mode).

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.


    - Devin
  2. vorpel

    vorpel Network Guru Member


    A week and no responses...?! Any help would be greatly appreciated.


  3. jtoad

    jtoad Network Guru Member

    RVxx and VPN clients difficult...

    I don't want to discourage, but my limited attempts to connect either the w2k client or theGreenBow client met with no success, although with GreenBow I saw the various stages of connection succeed... but no ping. It seems the RV082 or it's cousins are meant for hardware site to site VPNs...

    I have successfully linked the RV042 with another of the same and a BEFsx41. http://routerworld.dydns.org has more info and test setups.

    My problem is, why does a wXPsp2 machine refuse to get thru a linksys RV042 to the internet, NOT via vpn, while a W2Ksp4 does? I see DNS connections in the log, and attempt to telnet to a SMTP server being accepted, but from the XP pc, it's like it's not connected. Yet it can talk within the LAN segment perfectly... Ideas?
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