wrv54g and windows xp vpn client

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by ZuoNET, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. ZuoNET

    ZuoNET Network Guru Member

    i was wondering if it is possible to set up the wrv54g in such a way (configuring a vpn tunnel under the security-vpn tab) that you can connect with the microsoft windows xp built-in vpn client. has anybody tried this before and succeeded?

  2. harryfrank

    harryfrank Network Guru Member

    We had so much trouble with the router and its own quickvpn client as it is, that I have not do so, but I heard many people with the 50 user license are able to connect with different clients...

    As soon as I make the quickvpn work again, i will try with windows xp client...good luck!!
  3. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Zuonet, I've only seen an account on "one" different occasion that somebody was able to do so (he had posted he'd finally worked it out, but didn't leave too many details). All the guy said is that he followed the description given in the WRV54G pdf that comes on the disk when you buy the router.

    Other than that, I majority of people turn to third party clients our utilize the quickvpn client.

  4. ZuoNET

    ZuoNET Network Guru Member

    harry and doc,

    thanks for your reply! in the meanwhile i have been talking to a microsoft expert and he told me that the windows vpn client is ment to be used only when connecting towards a windows vpn server. if i really would want to make it work then there is only this really difficult way of starting to create your own vpn policy on windows (as is explained in the document which doc mentions), however this makes things too complicated and i will just stick with a 3th party client.

    maybe one day i will try the linksys quickvpn client but i'm a little scared about going for that one because if i understand correct then you shouldn't have any other vpn clients already installed on your pc. i for example have already cisco vpn client installed which i need for work.

    yesterday i performed a test with the greenbow client and got the vpn running in less than one hour.

  5. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    This is true (regarding Linksys quickvpn), however, there have been some people who've been able to turn the other vpn client process of in task manager and not have any problem using quickvpn. Using quickvpn with another client that's installed doesn't destroy anything, it just means you have two applications vying for control.

    Try it for yourself and see what happens :)

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