WRV54G woohs... =**[

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by shaun.murray, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. shaun.murray

    shaun.murray LI Guru Member

    I've searched, and browsed, and banged my head on my desk, until I pass out from the lack of blood. Soooo... I'm hoping I can get some help here? (Because Linksys is CLUELESS!!)

    The problem I am having is connecting. Of course! I'm getting the "green" connection on the taskbar. However... Its getting stuck at "Verifying Network..." and then after a few minutes, I get the "remote gateway is not responding" error. However... When I do an ipconfig/all; I can see that my "DNS Suffix Search List" has changed, as well as my "IP Address", "Subnet Mask", "Default Gateway" and my "DNS Servers".

    However, I cannot ping the new Default Gateway, and I still have my work network access.

    I know that the router is fine, because I CAN remotely manage it. I've got the QuickVPN software in the exceptions list for the windows firewall. And there are no network firewalls, and/or ACL port blocking.

    I'd "like" to use the LinksysQuick VPN if possible. But... There is stipulations. The Cisco VPN software HAS to be loaded on my laptop, so I can get into work from home. But... I'd like to get to home from work. =] If another VPN software would work better, and let me connect, I'd really have no reason NOT to use it... =]

    Aiight... Nitty gritty... Here is my configuration of my router.
    --firmware 2.39.2

    Setup: Basic Setup
    --MTU: auto
    --DHCP: Enabled (only 155 addresses available however)
    Setup: DDNS
    --DynDNS.org setup
    Setup: Advanced Routing
    --Operating Mode: Gateway
    --RIP: Disabled

    Security: Firewall
    --FW Protection: enabled
    --Filter Proxy: disabled
    --Filter Cookies: disabled
    --Filter Java Applets: disabled
    --Filter ActiveX: disabled
    --Filter Multicast: enabled
    --Block Anonymous Internet Requests: disabled (web site/ftp hosting)
    Security: VPN
    --IPSec Passthrough: enabled
    --PPTP Passthrough: enabled
    --L2TP Passthrough: disabled
    --VPN Tunnel: enabled
    --Tunnel Name: home
    LocalSecure Group: Subnet
    --IP Address:
    --Mask: (should that be changed to 24-bit?)
    --Remote Secure Group: any
    --Remote Secure Gateway: Any
    --Encryption: 3DES
    --Authentication: MD5
    --Key Exchange Method: Auto(IKE)
    --PFS: Enabled
    --Key Lifetime: 3600

    Applications & Gaming: Port Range Forwarding
    --ports forwarded: 21, 3389, 16370 - 16380, 2001

    Administration: management
    --Remote Management: enabled
    --Port: Other (random port I choose)
    --SNMP: disabled
    --UPNP: disabled

    Anything else needed info wise, I'll be HAPPY to supply it (for the most part) to get this to work... TIA!!!!!
  2. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Disable the ipsec tunnel; quickvpn creates its own path. You can only do "ipsec vpn" (tunnel) or quickvpn, but not both. This was not built into the WRV54G's functionality; the RV0xx/WRV200/RVS4000/WRVS4400N series can run ipsec tunnels and quickvpn at the same time.

    Try that...

  3. shaun.murray

    shaun.murray LI Guru Member

    So, under "Security" and then the "VPN Tunnel" section, disable that. Right? I did that... And its locking up at "Verifying Network..." and then I get "The remote gateway is not responding. You will now be disconnected, please try again later." error message. Which is weird, because the icon for the QuickVPN is green, and its showing me as logged in when viewing the "statistics" tab. =**[
  4. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    What version of quickvpn are you using?
  5. shaun.murray

    shaun.murray LI Guru Member

    Linksys VPN Client Version
    And the firmware is version 2.39.2

    Ya know... I ask ya'll this... Linksys a subsidiary of Cisco, right? So... Shouldn't the Cisco VPN Client work instead of the Linksys QuickVPN? Tha'd be sweeeeeeeellllllllll... ;]~
  6. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    I believe there's been a few people who've been able to get the cisco vpn client to connect to the wrv200, but I'm not sure about the wrv54g.

  7. shaun.murray

    shaun.murray LI Guru Member

    Hmmmm... It looks like I'm going to drop the wrv54g. Just crap. =**[ I really wanted the VPN functuality too! Ah well. Thanks for everyone's time! =]
  8. binderz77

    binderz77 Network Guru Member

    "Setup: Basic Setup
    --MTU: auto"

    Try setting the MTU to manual, the F/W 2.39.2 sets the Auto MTU to 576 by default. Hope this helps.
  9. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Strange... The wrv54g is "the" most reliable unit to use quickvpn with because it predates all of the issues the newer devices are experiencing... I'll have to put my wrv54g on and see what I find...

  10. binderz77

    binderz77 Network Guru Member

    This MTU issue is found in only F/W 2.37 and 2.39.2.

    When the router boots up, during it's dhcp request to the gateway, one of the parameters it asks from the gateway is the MTU value. If it does not get any response from the gateway, it will set the value to 576 automatically. This was found true with at least the speed stream 5100 series gateways (Cable Modems).
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