WRT54G at home, VPNing into work?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by clemon79, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. clemon79

    clemon79 Network Guru Member

    I have a network with a WRT54G here at home, running the most recent Linksys firmware, and I'm trying to VPN into my network at my work. The connection itself works, and I can get some items (like our CRM stuff) working over the VPN, but only with an entry for that particular item in my HOSTS file. The IT guy at work seems to think that the HOSTS entries shouldn't be necessary, but without them I can't open any intranet-type stuff over the VPN. Said IT guy thinks that the VPN client in Windows XP should know to check the VPN DNS server when it can't resolve something locally, and apparently it isn't happening.

    I do have all of the VPN passthrough stuff turned on in the router firmware.

    Is there some kind of known issue connecting to a VPN with this router? Is the NAT stuff what's biting me?
  2. scotkb

    scotkb Network Guru Member

    The MSRSA VPN client works fine for me from home to work. I have the VPN traffic pass through enabled on the security screen.

    IPSec Passthrough : PPTP Passthrough : L2TP Passthrough
  3. Rainey

    Rainey Network Guru Member

    If you are not using a VPN client software from your IT guy and you are using MS VPN client on your home PC. Then i think you will require XP PRO and XP Home will not support it.

    When doing VPN from home to work, most times the IT guy at work would provide the software to use. BUT in your case, you will have to tell everybody what software is being used on each end as some times it may require you to open/forward some ports to your PC at home in your router setup.
  4. dellsweig

    dellsweig Network Guru Member

    My work VPN IT had to enable split tunneling on the VPN session

    I use the Cisco VPN clent.

    Once split tunneling was enabled, I could access Local LAN resources, files and printers. The VPN config still restricts web access to the tunnel - I know this can be set to allow LAN addresses which are not in my works intranet to use my local ISP connection - outside the tunnel

    I assume this is setup this way for security purposes
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