VPN with RV082 and RV016

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by dpbklyn, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. dpbklyn

    dpbklyn LI Guru Member


    I am sure this has been asked and answered, but please bear with me as I couldnt easily find the post...

    I am trying to network 2 offices with a VPN for file sharing. One office is using an RV082 and the other is using an RV016. I would like to set up a permanent connection so the users who work out of both offices can access their data from EITHER office.

    Can you please point me to the correct post, or tutorial, or section in the manual with step-by-step instructions on how to set this up?

    Thank you,

  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    dont think the is an actuall tutorial as yet on our site for this, however i am sure we can get you started.

    Basically you goto the VPN " settings in each router.

    then follow these instructions:

    OFFICE A = RV016

    OFFICE B = RV082

    Add new tunnel. "Gateway to Gateway"

    Tunnel Name: can be anything but best if you name it to related to twhere the tunnel goes. so on the RV016 thats at OFICE-A, we name the tunnel OFFICE-B.

    Local Group Setup this is the local end of the tunnel (RV016)

    Local Security Gateway Type: if your have a static IP for the connection then use IP Only. if you have a dynamic IP setup DDNS (dyndns) FDQN account. this allows you to use Dynaamic IP and FDQN setting.

    Local Security Group Type: the PCs behind the gateway you wish to share the VPN with and allow acess to the other end of the Tunnel.

    Remote Group Setup

    Remote Security Gateway Type: IP or Dynamic + DDNS address of the remote (OFFICE-B) WAN on the RV082

    Remote Security Group Type: the IP addresses/subnet/range of the remote PCs behind the RV082

    IPSec Setup

    Keying Mode: IKE with Preshared key
    Phase1 DH Group Group2
    Phase1 Encryption 3DES or AES
    Phase1 Authentication: SHA1
    Phase1 SA Life Time 28800
    Perfect Forward Secrecy enabled
    Phase2 DH Group Group2
    Phase2 Encryption 3DES or AES
    Phase2 Authentication SHA1
    Phase2 SA Life Time 3600
    Preshared Key : your password you want to use

    the ipsec setup has to be the same each end.

    Advanced settings

    Aggressive Mode disabled
    Compress (Support IP Payload Compression Protocol(IPComp)) disabled
    Keep-Alive enabled
    AH Hash Algorithm disabled
    NetBIOS broadcast enabled if your wanting netbios hostnames on PCs
    Dead Peer Detection (DPD) enabled

    Then save settings.

    then do the same on the RV082 using the same information but other way around for theLocal and remote group info. but use the same settings for IPSec and advanced.

    you can aloway use the Help page in the GUI. click on the "Help" link on the right of the gateway to gateway page.

    we will in time have a tutorial, but at present we are busy with other projects atm.
  3. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    I just did another setup of the RV0s this weekend....interesting project due to some other surprises....on the project. Static on one end, dyndns on the other end.

    Anyways, Linksys has a few step by step guides on their site...with screenshots.


    Now...the other part of the equation..is "What do they need to access, and how?" Because I think a lot of people expect a VPN to give them LAN like performance, and run programs and manipulate files as if they were on the local network. Not really the case....you have potential name resolution issues, you have potential security and permissions issues, etc. But stuff like Outlook 2K3 in cached mode will run well with Exchange server, or you can use OWA internally, or use Remote Desktop very well to get to your workstation or Terminal Server.

    If it's a business network..hopefully you have a domain controller...which would be running DNS. DNS would provide your network name resolution for clients....as it's used for internal networks as well as internet browsing. Years ago with NT4 and Win9X..WINS was used..but since 2K and higher..it's all about DNS.
  4. dpbklyn

    dpbklyn LI Guru Member

    File Sharing

    They are just using it to share files between offices. instead of e-mailing hefty files back and forth.

    thank you for your concern...

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