WRV200 & QuickVPN Client Excessive Usage

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by Tekmann, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. Tekmann

    Tekmann Network Guru Member

    Hey Guys

    Scuse if this post is not in the right place, but new here, and happy to move it.

    OK, so Apart from the fact I'm struggling to get my WRV200's & QuickVPN working reliably like some others out there, It seems like 6 days of broadband cable usage during testing of vpn has amounted to a massive 9gb, yes 9gb.

    And can't really see why this would occur, given connections only last from 15mins to 1hour at most multiple(2-5 times on average) times over those 6 days.

    Is there a calculation of estimated figure published somewhere on what this setup would use to RDP to the workstation.

    As mentioned above the unit is a WRV200 (firmware 1.32.2) & QuickVPN ( all versions with current 1.22beta version used)

    p.s Does anyone know where in the unit would the detailed router log be & vpn client access log, as I can't beleive they don't exist.....???????

    Thanks In Advance
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Does seem kind of high, though it would be higher then you think if you are running RDP through the tunnel as you are running double encryption.

    There are no logs in the wrv, it can however be setup to send everything to a syslog server. Well i take that back there are vpn logs but thats all your going to be able to view from the gui.
  3. Tekmann

    Tekmann Network Guru Member

    Thanks Ifican.

    Hmmmm not much resopnse to this post, is it of no interest or is it not known how much data these vpn uses....????

    Ringing Linksys support is worse still, so that leaves me stuck considering I have a few of these bricks.

    I have other problems, with live them, just this one is bit of a prob as broadband capping is 12gb p/m and 9gb seems excessive.

    p.s thanks Ifican, looking into syslog, any recomendations what program (eg. logviewer)

    Any help Appreciated.
  4. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    I use kiwi and i am sure this will get more visibility eventually. I dont think theres a lack of interest i just think not much testing has been done to determine how much overhead there is in a tunnel. Overall throughput is going to be determined by what is doing the encryption, if its all software it will be relatively slow compared to something that off loads encryption to a piece of hardware. I guess a better question is how did you determine amount of bandwidth used during those 6 days?
  5. Tekmann

    Tekmann Network Guru Member

    It was a close estimate, as the first 6days were the begining of billing period, as previous months for the first 6days were only 1.4gb average.

    Over this time was when the majority of testing occured, but carrier are now FINALLY suggesting thier may be a meter/billing fault given we cut over to new billing system 2 months ago.

    So will follow that through and see if reoccurs, also will install metering software to monitor from our end.

    Thanks for replies.
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