WRV54G - securing wlan with IpSec

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by furchi, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. furchi

    furchi Network Guru Member


    I'm wondering if it is possible to use the WRV54G as a VPN server in order to encrypt the wlan traffic with IpSec.

    I don't want to connect from the wan side to the internal network, I only want to connect my notebook with wlan to the router. I think this method is called "host-to-net" or "roadwarrior" connection.

    thanks for your help!
  2. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    Nope, the VPN will only work from the WAN port to/from the internet.

    Why do you need to do this?
  3. furchi

    furchi Network Guru Member

    thanks TazUk!

    I want to secure my wireless lan with a vpn tunnel because I don't want to worry about the weakness of WEP Encryption.
    The use of WPA is not possible for me.

    greetz furchi
  4. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    You could always setup MAC address restrictions as well as WEP, that should make it pretty secure :) Turning off SSID broadcasts is always a good idea too ;)
  5. chris547

    chris547 Network Guru Member

    No the VPN will work from the LAN port, I found this out by accident. Thing is it doesn't seem to work on the same subnet and it's not possible to set the router up so that wireless lan traffic is on a separate subnet.

    I've got a bluetooth lan and since they are separate devices I managed to set the WRV54G on subnet 10.... and the bluetooth lan on 192.... . The only thing that stopped a VPN connection was the same problem I'm having on the WAN port, a lack for NAT-T support.
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