Windows Vista / RV042

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by electricpcguy, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. Hello,
    Has anyone found any issues when running Windows Vista with an RV042 as your router? I have one and it seems to drop connections on certain apps (Live messenger, Online Games, Remote Desktop Connection, etc). I have two machine running Released Vista Ultimate and they both suffer from the same issue however, Windows XP machines on the same network/same router have no issues at all. They dual boot and have no issues while in XP, so i've narrowed it down to a Vista only issue.

    I can make it work by turning off the firewall features in the router, but that still doesn't tell me why it would drop connections.

    Something further odd, I can send out a constant ping which will not timeout, but the affected applications will timeout. So it's like the router is seeing those particular packets as something bad, and dropping them.

    Its odd though, as i can connect with all applications, it will just time out after some unknown amount of time they will timeout. It's just a very odd issue.

    I have updated to the latest firmware, and am experiencing the same thing.

    Thanks for any info you can provide
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Unfortunately there are not going to be alot of folks running Vista as of yet, I too have a test box here but i dont own an RV series. I do have a WRV but have had no real issues. The biggest challenge for Vista moving forward is its built on a slightly different platform then XP so Microsoft and the Application companies have to work hand in hand to make all the software stable (has been a downfall until recently). It sounds just from a very high level sense that the applications dont run any type of keep alive to keep the connection open. On a good not, i love the look and feel of vista and cant wait for it to be made more stable.
  3. myersw

    myersw Network Guru Member

    I was reading the other day about issues with routers such as Linksys and Vista. Issue was with the redesign of the IP stack. A Google search should give more.
  4. bballs91

    bballs91 LI Guru Member

    When Vista goes to do a DNS request it sends out an IPv4 and and IPv6 request. This may cause some simultaneous packets to get dropped/congested. Just a guess. For the record, I'm posting this in Vista right now with a WRT54G and everythings been fine, except my WUSB11 (yes old, but all I have right now) rarely connects when I boot into Vista, I always need to put it into a new USB port for it be recognized.
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