Upgrade from BEFSX41 to more IpSec ports

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by toddah, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. toddah

    toddah LI Guru Member

    I currently have a 3 location network operating over 3 BEFSX41 routers running IpSec over the internet. Everything was going along just fine until they decided to open 2 more branch offices (something they would never plan on doing during the specification phase) now I need to replace my main location router with something that will support more VPN connections. could anyone give me a few pointers as to what is available and works well. I have the 41's acting as endpoints and I use no client software and would prefer to keep that configuration with the upgraded hardware. I just need more VPN connections.
    Thanks in advance for any help you can lend the cause.
  2. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    I've used hundreds of the sx41s in the past...great routers back in their time. Been using the RV0 series for the past few years...quite a bit more horsepower and features, it's my new standard router for small business network setups...the RV082 and the RV016.
  3. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Concur with stonecat; you really don't want to move to just "a few more tunnels" (i.e., 5 vpn tunnels as opposed of 2) in case the need for scalability arises again. Personally, I'd be more apt to go with NAT-T/GRE enabled routers from Linksys because that support pptp vpn, allow GRE passthru to a microsoft vpn server, and has more than 5 router-to-router IPSEC tunnels. The RV0xx series routers meet this criteria.

    NOTE: Although the WRV54G supports 50 IPSEC vpn tunnels, it is not NAT-T/GRE capable even though it has the exact same processor as the RV042 series. :(

  4. hacme

    hacme Guest

    I am moving on from BEFSX41s as well. Can anyone tell me if BEFSX41 to RV042 VPNs are possible and, if so, are they robust? I'd only have to support this configuration until all the BEFs are replaced. Any opinions or tips you can provide?

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