Linksys VPN/XP

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After several hours with Linksys tech Support, they gave up and told me they
don't know what the problem is and they don't really help configuring the
Microsoft VPN client. My configuration is this. I just installed a Linksys
BEFVP41 router on my local network with public IP of 64.52.3.3 (not real) and
internal IP of 192.168.1.5. At home I have tried connecting both thru a
Linksys WRT54GS and directly (PPPOE) to my DSL modem - neither works. I have
been thru setting up a security policy and assigning it but no luck. I get
error 800 when I try to connect. All firewalls are off. Is there a
step-by-step guide to do this ? This is the first VPN I have tried to setup
and am not having any fun yet.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    You might look at these links for help...

    http://linksys.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/linksys.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=403&p_created=1084210613&p_sid=UhU*1UHh&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9MSZwX3Byb2RzPTAmcF9jYXRzPSZwX3B2PSZwX2N2PSZwX3NlYXJjaF90eXBlPWFuc3dlcnMuc2VhcmNoX25sJnBfc2NmX2xhbmc9MSZwX3BhZ2U9MSZwX3NlYXJjaF90ZXh0PXNzaCBzZW50aW5lbA**&p_li=&p_topview=1

    http://forum.homenethelp.com/tm.asp?m=5590

    http://ftp.up.ac.za/pub/linux/ssh/pub/sentinel/

    http://pages.videotron.com/flogator/VPN_Instruction2.pdf

    Beyond that post this question to the Broadband Reports VPN forum...

    http://www.broadbandreports.com/forum/vpn

    I don't believe the native XP PPTP VPN client can connect to a
    BEFVP41...although I could be wrong about that...

    --

    Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)

    Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the mutual
    benefit of all of us...
    The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    rights...


    "Dave Mc" <DaveMc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:08DC1673-B7AE-4AD1-9AC8-BCBF1C8945E4@microsoft.com...
    > After several hours with Linksys tech Support, they gave up and told me
    > they
    > don't know what the problem is and they don't really help configuring the
    > Microsoft VPN client. My configuration is this. I just installed a
    > Linksys
    > BEFVP41 router on my local network with public IP of 64.52.3.3 (not real)
    > and
    > internal IP of 192.168.1.5. At home I have tried connecting both thru a
    > Linksys WRT54GS and directly (PPPOE) to my DSL modem - neither works. I
    > have
    > been thru setting up a security policy and assigning it but no luck. I
    > get
    > error 800 when I try to connect. All firewalls are off. Is there a
    > step-by-step guide to do this ? This is the first VPN I have tried to
    > setup
    > and am not having any fun yet.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    I looked at the links but nothing jumped out. If the XP client doesn't work
    with Linksys befvp41, do you know of a client which does ?

    "Sooner Al [MVP]" wrote:

    > You might look at these links for help...
    >
    > http://linksys.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/linksys.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=403&p_created=1084210613&p_sid=UhU*1UHh&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9MSZwX3Byb2RzPTAmcF9jYXRzPSZwX3B2PSZwX2N2PSZwX3NlYXJjaF90eXBlPWFuc3dlcnMuc2VhcmNoX25sJnBfc2NmX2xhbmc9MSZwX3BhZ2U9MSZwX3NlYXJjaF90ZXh0PXNzaCBzZW50aW5lbA**&p_li=&p_topview=1
    >
    > http://forum.homenethelp.com/tm.asp?m=5590
    >
    > http://ftp.up.ac.za/pub/linux/ssh/pub/sentinel/
    >
    > http://pages.videotron.com/flogator/VPN_Instruction2.pdf
    >
    > Beyond that post this question to the Broadband Reports VPN forum...
    >
    > http://www.broadbandreports.com/forum/vpn
    >
    > I don't believe the native XP PPTP VPN client can connect to a
    > BEFVP41...although I could be wrong about that...
    >
    > --
    >
    > Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)
    >
    > Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the mutual
    > benefit of all of us...
    > The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    > rights...
    >
    >
    > "Dave Mc" <DaveMc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:08DC1673-B7AE-4AD1-9AC8-BCBF1C8945E4@microsoft.com...
    > > After several hours with Linksys tech Support, they gave up and told me
    > > they
    > > don't know what the problem is and they don't really help configuring the
    > > Microsoft VPN client. My configuration is this. I just installed a
    > > Linksys
    > > BEFVP41 router on my local network with public IP of 64.52.3.3 (not real)
    > > and
    > > internal IP of 192.168.1.5. At home I have tried connecting both thru a
    > > Linksys WRT54GS and directly (PPPOE) to my DSL modem - neither works. I
    > > have
    > > been thru setting up a security policy and assigning it but no luck. I
    > > get
    > > error 800 when I try to connect. All firewalls are off. Is there a
    > > step-by-step guide to do this ? This is the first VPN I have tried to
    > > setup
    > > and am not having any fun yet.
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    Apparently "SSH Sentinel" as noted in the links...:-)

    --

    Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)

    Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the mutual
    benefit of all of us...
    The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    rights...


    "Dave Mc" <DaveMc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:64517DF4-EB0C-496E-9F67-B6B0C7B2DF21@microsoft.com...
    >I looked at the links but nothing jumped out. If the XP client doesn't
    >work
    > with Linksys befvp41, do you know of a client which does ?
    >
    > "Sooner Al [MVP]" wrote:
    >
    >> You might look at these links for help...
    >>
    >> http://linksys.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/linksys.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=403&p_created=1084210613&p_sid=UhU*1UHh&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9MSZwX3Byb2RzPTAmcF9jYXRzPSZwX3B2PSZwX2N2PSZwX3NlYXJjaF90eXBlPWFuc3dlcnMuc2VhcmNoX25sJnBfc2NmX2xhbmc9MSZwX3BhZ2U9MSZwX3NlYXJjaF90ZXh0PXNzaCBzZW50aW5lbA**&p_li=&p_topview=1
    >>
    >> http://forum.homenethelp.com/tm.asp?m=5590
    >>
    >> http://ftp.up.ac.za/pub/linux/ssh/pub/sentinel/
    >>
    >> http://pages.videotron.com/flogator/VPN_Instruction2.pdf
    >>
    >> Beyond that post this question to the Broadband Reports VPN forum...
    >>
    >> http://www.broadbandreports.com/forum/vpn
    >>
    >> I don't believe the native XP PPTP VPN client can connect to a
    >> BEFVP41...although I could be wrong about that...
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)
    >>
    >> Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the mutual
    >> benefit of all of us...
    >> The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    >> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    >> rights...
    >>
    >>
    >> "Dave Mc" <DaveMc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:08DC1673-B7AE-4AD1-9AC8-BCBF1C8945E4@microsoft.com...
    >> > After several hours with Linksys tech Support, they gave up and told me
    >> > they
    >> > don't know what the problem is and they don't really help configuring
    >> > the
    >> > Microsoft VPN client. My configuration is this. I just installed a
    >> > Linksys
    >> > BEFVP41 router on my local network with public IP of 64.52.3.3 (not
    >> > real)
    >> > and
    >> > internal IP of 192.168.1.5. At home I have tried connecting both thru
    >> > a
    >> > Linksys WRT54GS and directly (PPPOE) to my DSL modem - neither works.
    >> > I
    >> > have
    >> > been thru setting up a security policy and assigning it but no luck. I
    >> > get
    >> > error 800 when I try to connect. All firewalls are off. Is there a
    >> > step-by-step guide to do this ? This is the first VPN I have tried to
    >> > setup
    >> > and am not having any fun yet.
    >>
    >>
    >>
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    You also might read/lurk/post to the Broadband Reports Linksys forums..

    http://www.broadbandreports.com/forum/linksys

    --

    Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)

    Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the mutual
    benefit of all of us...
    The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    rights...


    "Sooner Al [MVP]" <SoonerAl@somewhere.net.invalid> wrote in message
    news:unPVCnDpFHA.1148@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > Apparently "SSH Sentinel" as noted in the links...:-)
    >
    > --
    >
    > Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)
    >
    > Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the mutual
    > benefit of all of us...
    > The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    > rights...
    >
    >
    > "Dave Mc" <DaveMc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:64517DF4-EB0C-496E-9F67-B6B0C7B2DF21@microsoft.com...
    >>I looked at the links but nothing jumped out. If the XP client doesn't
    >>work
    >> with Linksys befvp41, do you know of a client which does ?
    >>
    >> "Sooner Al [MVP]" wrote:
    >>
    >>> You might look at these links for help...
    >>>
    >>> http://linksys.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/linksys.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=403&p_created=1084210613&p_sid=UhU*1UHh&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9MSZwX3Byb2RzPTAmcF9jYXRzPSZwX3B2PSZwX2N2PSZwX3NlYXJjaF90eXBlPWFuc3dlcnMuc2VhcmNoX25sJnBfc2NmX2xhbmc9MSZwX3BhZ2U9MSZwX3NlYXJjaF90ZXh0PXNzaCBzZW50aW5lbA**&p_li=&p_topview=1
    >>>
    >>> http://forum.homenethelp.com/tm.asp?m=5590
    >>>
    >>> http://ftp.up.ac.za/pub/linux/ssh/pub/sentinel/
    >>>
    >>> http://pages.videotron.com/flogator/VPN_Instruction2.pdf
    >>>
    >>> Beyond that post this question to the Broadband Reports VPN forum...
    >>>
    >>> http://www.broadbandreports.com/forum/vpn
    >>>
    >>> I don't believe the native XP PPTP VPN client can connect to a
    >>> BEFVP41...although I could be wrong about that...
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>>
    >>> Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)
    >>>
    >>> Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the mutual
    >>> benefit of all of us...
    >>> The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    >>> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    >>> rights...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Dave Mc" <DaveMc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:08DC1673-B7AE-4AD1-9AC8-BCBF1C8945E4@microsoft.com...
    >>> > After several hours with Linksys tech Support, they gave up and told
    >>> > me
    >>> > they
    >>> > don't know what the problem is and they don't really help configuring
    >>> > the
    >>> > Microsoft VPN client. My configuration is this. I just installed a
    >>> > Linksys
    >>> > BEFVP41 router on my local network with public IP of 64.52.3.3 (not
    >>> > real)
    >>> > and
    >>> > internal IP of 192.168.1.5. At home I have tried connecting both thru
    >>> > a
    >>> > Linksys WRT54GS and directly (PPPOE) to my DSL modem - neither works.
    >>> > I
    >>> > have
    >>> > been thru setting up a security policy and assigning it but no luck.
    >>> > I
    >>> > get
    >>> > error 800 when I try to connect. All firewalls are off. Is there a
    >>> > step-by-step guide to do this ? This is the first VPN I have tried to
    >>> > setup
    >>> > and am not having any fun yet.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    Have you opened port 1723 (MS VPN) on the routers?

    Bob S.


    "Dave Mc" <DaveMc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:08DC1673-B7AE-4AD1-9AC8-BCBF1C8945E4@microsoft.com...
    > After several hours with Linksys tech Support, they gave up and told me
    > they
    > don't know what the problem is and they don't really help configuring the
    > Microsoft VPN client. My configuration is this. I just installed a
    > Linksys
    > BEFVP41 router on my local network with public IP of 64.52.3.3 (not real)
    > and
    > internal IP of 192.168.1.5. At home I have tried connecting both thru a
    > Linksys WRT54GS and directly (PPPOE) to my DSL modem - neither works. I
    > have
    > been thru setting up a security policy and assigning it but no luck. I
    > get
    > error 800 when I try to connect. All firewalls are off. Is there a
    > step-by-step guide to do this ? This is the first VPN I have tried to
    > setup
    > and am not having any fun yet.
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    "Dave Mc" <DaveMc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > After several hours with Linksys tech Support, they gave up and
    > told me they don't know what the problem is and they don't really
    > help configuring the Microsoft VPN client. My configuration is this.
    > I just installed a Linksys BEFVP41 router on my local network with
    > public IP of 64.52.3.3 (not real) and internal IP of 192.168.1.5.
    > At home I have tried connecting both thru a Linksys WRT54GS
    > and directly (PPPOE) to my DSL modem - neither works.

    I don't have any help to offer, just commiseration. If you ever figure it
    out, I'd like to know. I've been tinkering off and on for a year and a half
    trying to get such an arrangement working, without success. I have a
    BEFVP41 on one end and a WRT54G on the other.

    I'm also under the impression the XP pptp client can't connect to a VP41,
    and I've never heard of anyone getting it to work. I've only heard of a few
    people who say they've successfully used a software vpn client to connect to
    a VP41, and IIRC they were using SSH Sentinel with ipsec. But I couldn't
    get SSH Sentinel to work, either--maybe I just didn't have everything setup
    right.

    When that didn't work, I tried turning off the VP41's hardware vpn and
    instead using a XP-based vpn server behind the VP41. I've successfully done
    that before, but couldn't even get that to work through the VP41.
    Ironically, I can vpn into my home network from the outside through the
    WRT54G, accessing a XP-based vpn server running on one of my home machines.
    I just can't do the same thing with the VP41, nor get it to act as a
    hardware vpn server itself.
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    Thanks for the sympathy--I'd rather have a solution but appreciate the time
    spent letting me know your experience. I am begining to think this is a case
    of marketing a technology product as an easy solution when in reality it is
    not. I guess that's why "wan" guys make more than I do. Have you known
    someone who is using Linksys' Quickvpn" ? I understand this is
    usename/password based but is only supported by certain Linksys vpn routers
    and I wonder if it works behind most/all routers people typically have at
    home ? The drawback to this approach seems to be that, at least according to
    the documentation, I have to change my ip setup on my lan to match the
    default one on the vpn router. It says it will put itself on 10.x.x.x scheme
    and the lan must be changed to match it. Don't know why.
    Thanks again.

    "dg1261" wrote:

    >
    > "Dave Mc" <DaveMc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > > After several hours with Linksys tech Support, they gave up and
    > > told me they don't know what the problem is and they don't really
    > > help configuring the Microsoft VPN client. My configuration is this.
    > > I just installed a Linksys BEFVP41 router on my local network with
    > > public IP of 64.52.3.3 (not real) and internal IP of 192.168.1.5.
    > > At home I have tried connecting both thru a Linksys WRT54GS
    > > and directly (PPPOE) to my DSL modem - neither works.
    >
    > I don't have any help to offer, just commiseration. If you ever figure it
    > out, I'd like to know. I've been tinkering off and on for a year and a half
    > trying to get such an arrangement working, without success. I have a
    > BEFVP41 on one end and a WRT54G on the other.
    >
    > I'm also under the impression the XP pptp client can't connect to a VP41,
    > and I've never heard of anyone getting it to work. I've only heard of a few
    > people who say they've successfully used a software vpn client to connect to
    > a VP41, and IIRC they were using SSH Sentinel with ipsec. But I couldn't
    > get SSH Sentinel to work, either--maybe I just didn't have everything setup
    > right.
    >
    > When that didn't work, I tried turning off the VP41's hardware vpn and
    > instead using a XP-based vpn server behind the VP41. I've successfully done
    > that before, but couldn't even get that to work through the VP41.
    > Ironically, I can vpn into my home network from the outside through the
    > WRT54G, accessing a XP-based vpn server running on one of my home machines.
    > I just can't do the same thing with the VP41, nor get it to act as a
    > hardware vpn server itself.
    >
    >
    >
    >
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    "Dave Mc" <DaveMc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > Thanks for the sympathy--I'd rather have a solution but appreciate
    > the time spent letting me know your experience. I am begining to
    > think this is a case of marketing a technology product as an easy
    > solution when in reality it is not.

    I imagine the company expects people to use two vpn routers--e.g., a VP41 on
    both ends--instead of a software vpn client on one end. People who do that
    report it's easy to setup and apparantly works well.

    Sorry, I don't know anything about "QuickVPN".
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