Suggestions for Central / Main Office VPN Router

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by RAD_MAN, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. RAD_MAN

    RAD_MAN Network Guru Member

    I have a VPN network with a central office that has a RV042 for a main "hub" and about 10 branch offices, that connect via the internet, to the central office with a mix of RV042 and WRV54G routers. there isn't anything bandwidth intensive run through the VPN just a telnet session with an average of 3 people per branch office.
    i have been getting the suspicion that i am needing something with a little more power at the central office because branch office workers report being disconnected from the telnet server at the central office at random intervals throughout the day. and it isn't everybody disconnecting at the branch office at the same time, it is one or 2 people at a time. (workers at the central office don't report disconnects at all)
    i don't believe it is the internet connection that they have chosen for their offices, they have a dedicated T1 to the central office and a mix of DSL, fractional T1's and cable service connections and they (the branch offices) all report these intermittent disconnections.
    I have had a few people go over my VPN settings (including linksys tech support), i have the latest firmware on all the routers. everything seems to check out by the book. just these disconnections continue. so...

    that leads me back to the topic, would a new router at the central office possibly resolve these issues? a RV082 or RV016 perhaps? do i need to go all the way to a full out cisco product to get the job done. or could i just be barking up the wrong tree entirely? it is an issue i have wrestled with for a while, and it has grown from a nuisance issue to a issue major enough that everybody has pretty much had enough and wants it gone.

    thanks for any help guys!

  2. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    I'd have to check with Toxic first about RV042 dropouts, because he has one and would know better. Generally speaking, I'd look at dropouts occurring with your wireless routers first as opposed to your wired ones.

    I'm guessing the workers being disconnected from the telnet server have WRV54G's at their locations?

  3. RAD_MAN

    RAD_MAN Network Guru Member

    the only devices that are wireless at the locations with WRV54G VPN routers are printers with wireless print servers. there are no clients connected via wireless, all workstations are connected via 100Mb cat5e.
    hope that clarifies that situation a bit.
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