WRV200 & VPN Hanging when outside of local network

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jaspurr77, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. jaspurr77

    jaspurr77 LI Guru Member

    I have an WRV200, setup with a static IP at my small business. I set up the VPN on the router and connected just fine from within the network. However, when I came home and tried it the VPN hangs on "Verifying Network". It comes up with a message saying it has timed out and asks me if i want to continue to wait. It still will not connect no matter how long i wait.

    I am not wanting to connect to any computer on the other end, i am just looking to connect to my networked external drive. This computer is running Vista, but i do not see that being an issue as it worked inside the network just fine.

    Is there something I am missing in the setup of the VPN?

  2. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Connecting to your network from the inside is generally not a good measure of your vpn connectivity. If you can connect from "outside" your network, your vpn is working fine; internal connections do show that your configuration is good, but the real test that counts is if you can do it from a remote location.

    Right now, there is a problem with quickvpn running when the wrv200 is behind a NAT router. Additionally, the compatibility of quickvpn running on the VISTA platform is still "hit and miss." That being the case, let's look at an alternative in the meantime...

    Do you have any windows systems at your business location that may be able to act as a simple "PPTP" vpn server? Luckily, the wrv200 does support NAT-T and GRE; the GRE portion will allow you to connect to a MS machine configured as a PPTP vpn server.

  3. jaspurr77

    jaspurr77 LI Guru Member

    Jay - thanks for the thoughts. I have it running under XP just fine now, but it does not want to work under Vista, go figure. Anyway, all i want to do is to be able to access my external network drive from home, so i doubt that is going to be able to act as a pptp vpn server as you suggested, unless i am wrong. You can see my new post regarding the new issue and what I have tried to do to get it to work. Thanks again.
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