VPN between 2 WRV54G with DSL 300T's?

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by rsaddler, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. rsaddler

    rsaddler Guest

    Hi, I've been wrestling with this for a week now to no avail... what I have is:

    - 2 LANS with an XP home client on each (Windows firewall disabled).
    - 2 WRV54G wireless gateways (both with latest firmware).
    - 2 DLink DSL 300T broadband routers connected to the WRV54G's (both with latest firmware).
    - A static IP address on both sides.

    I have followed the official guide for setting up the VPN tunnel and that has worked fine - both wireless gateways report the VPN status as 'Connected'.

    However I cannot ping from the XP machine on one LAN to the other in either direction. Nor can I map the shared network drives on any of the machines in either direction. I have also tried using the Quick VPN client to connect and whilst the initial connection is successful I get a message box some minutes later stating that the "remote gateway is not responding".

    I have also tried (and failed) doing things the XP way by:

    - Enabling remote desktop connections on 2 test PC's (one either side).
    - Setting up an XP Advanced Network connection to accept incoming connections.
    - Creating a new XP VPN connection.

    None of this has worked.

    Can someone shed some light? Is it because the DSL 300T's are not allowing network packets back in?

    Please excuse me if this is all a little newbie.

    Many thanks,

  2. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member


    do you have the dlinks in "bridge" mode or are they (dlinks) still configured to accept the PPPoA username/password from your ISP? However, if your dlinks are in bridge mode, there's a chance that the firewall in the dlinks may still be affecting your communications.

    When I bridged my linksys adsl2mue, the firewall was still blocking quickvpn, although I could get the vpn tunnels between a wrv54g and a wag54g to connect. In the end, the solution for me was just using an "x-modem" from adslnation (http://www.adslnation.co.uk/products/xmodem-m3.php)

    It's an "adsl ethernet modem" that acts like a regular "dumb modem." This makes using ethernet routers more enjoyable than fooling around putting router/modems in "bridge" mode (this is my opinion of course).

    Just a few thoughts... :)

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