WAG54G to WAG54G VPN setup

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by TheNorg, May 25, 2005.

  1. TheNorg

    TheNorg Network Guru Member

    Hi All,

    I'm a bit of a newbie to vpn so my questions may seem a little basic.

    I'm trying to configure a vpn between two locations using a tunnel. at each end i have a WAG54G and have set the all the parameters with appropriate ip addresses etc. all the computers involved are running xp

    I've got as far as the tunnel connecting successfully and seeming to remain stable.

    What i'm now confused about is how to get my computers to see one another at the ends of the tunnels. I've gone through on the IPsec setup on two of the computers and had some limited success. to go through the IPsec setup routine on each system will take me quite a while and will involve a alot of traveling. Can anyone confirm that i am going about it the right way and/or suggest a quicker way to implement a network down a vpn tunnel.

    Also would the linksys Quickvpn function with WAG54G/ help me get set up?

    Many thanks

  2. Wickus

    Wickus Network Guru Member

    Vpn Setup

    Hi Tom

    if i understand correctly u have 2 sites. Site A and Site B with a tunnel running between the 2 sites. In your vpn setup on the WAG u specify the local network ranges and the remote network ranges. U do that on both sides on the linksys routers.

    When the tunnel gets established site A will know how to get to the network block living on the remote and vice versa.

    Now if u have a desktop on site A. Set the default gw of that pc to point to the linksys router. once that is done make sure that a desktop, at site B, gateway is set to the linksys router on that side.

    Now u should be able to ping between the 2 pc's and most probably access services running on the pc's as well.

    Let me know if this was anyhelp to u.

  3. TheNorg

    TheNorg Network Guru Member

    Hi, thanks for that.

    My situation is now that i have the tunnel being initiated from Site A and successfully connecting with site B i can now ping the site B router from a computer on site A successfuly.

    there are two computers located at site B. but i cannot ping them successfully.

    i've enabled remote access on the Site B router but do not know how to access it from Site A any ints/ programs too use would be helpful

    I was at location B yesterday and a collegue at location a was able to ping my laptop and browse files on it using internet explorer. I'm not sure why one computer would work and not another.
  4. ripcurl

    ripcurl Network Guru Member

    Also wanting to setup VPN between 2 WAG54's

    I am also wanted to set up a VPN (over DSL) between 2 WAG's. The purpose of the VPN is to stream music from a central site to a remote site. We hold a music server centrally and we have a roku (www.rokulabs.com) at the remote end plugged into the HiFi which we want to point to the server.

    My question is, I'm assuming the VPN will support the music streaming once it's created right ??????
  5. dribble

    dribble Network Guru Member

    RIP... or is it a dead function? :)

    Although the VPN settings build a routing table perhaps these details are not fowarded to the routing table of the hosts.

    Perhaps you require a routing function on the WAG?

    RIP can be your answer, but I have not set this up personally.

    good luck

  6. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member


    quickvpn only works on the WRV54G and RV series routers from Linksys. The WAG (I have one of these also, along with the WRV54G and WRT54G) runs great with the firmware it came with out of the box (1.01.06) and the vpn on it was/is more than exceptional!

    Since you've established connection, the next thing to consider if you haven't already done so is to map a drive. Personally, once I've got a tunnel up, I check to see if available shares are visible on the network I'm trying to connect to. If you want to do this, go to start, and then to run (after you've connected your vpn tunnel) and type \\ipaddress. \\ipaddress is where you can fill in the ip address of the computer you want to access via vpn. For example, once I connect to my network via quickvpn, I can type \\ in the "Run" command box and see all the available shares on my server from any remote location in the world.

    Now, if you want to see everything across your two networks, you'll need to enable ports 137, 138, and 139 on your firewall (these are your netbios ports) and make sure in the advanced setup that netbios is checked.

    I'm guessing since you were already able to surf files through windows explorer you understand how to map drives.

    If you don't have your DNS setup properly, you won't be able to ping your computers by their dns/netbios names "but" you should be able to ping them via their ip address (works like a charm).


    yes, you can stream music through your vpn tunnel, just make sure you have enough available bandwith on both sides to support it.

  7. spikez1

    spikez1 Network Guru Member

    This might sound a bit basic, But have you ensured you are not using the same IP address ranges at each end of the tunnel.

    i.e. If you are using 192.168.1.x at site A You Cannot use this at Site B as the routing table on the site A router will not pass traffic to site B. You will however be able to ping router B as it is directly connected to router A.

    Hope this makes sense.
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