Static RV082, Dynamic RV042 - NO VPN connection

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by Scott, Sep 24, 2004.

  1. Scott

    Scott Guest

    I have gone in so many different directions with this I don't know what to do.

    We have a static IP RV082 (COX Communication cable) at work and a Dynamic IP RV042 (Sprint telephone DSL) at home. Need VPN to allow remote office for my wife.

    Linksys support has tried numerous times without any help. The closest they could come would be to force the static IP that was assigned at the time of the conversation. Of course we lost or tunnel as soon as the Dynamic IP was reassigned.

    After reading a post at the Linksys support site, I tried setting up a domain. That has not been successful.

    I have tried PPPoE+Host name, PPPoE + email address, and Domain name authentication.


    It is probably something simple in that I am probably not making all the necessary setup changes when I switch between authentication types.

    The problem is I don't know if making authentication changes will need any setup changes.

    Any help will be appreciated.

  2. tshuva

    tshuva Network Guru Member

    When you set up a VPN, each end cares about the IP Address of the other end, so you cant expect the VPN to survive an address change in the middle of a session.

    That being said, your home computer should not be getting a new IP Address that often. I would expect that each morning you could find your dynamic IP Address for that day, and provision both the rv082 and the rv042 for that day.

    Alternatively, if the rv082 has the firmware which includes QuickVPN, and if you are using a win xp or win2k home computer, then you could try to set up a QuickVPN session each day. QuickVPN figures out your dynamic address for you.
  3. hanoirocks

    hanoirocks Network Guru Member

    Firmware was just posted today. Lots of fixes.
    It also has a built in PPTP VPN Server added. That might be your easiest route.

    I updated tonight. So far so good
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