04-26-2008 12:29 PM
04-27-2008 07:44 PM - edited 04-27-2008 07:45 PM
04-27-2008 09:13 PM - edited 04-27-2008 09:18 PM
Thank you, Great White. Unfortunately and which I was afraid of, I agree with gv. I don't think BEFVP41 "works as advertised."
gv, any recommendation on a reasonably priced VPN router that will accomplish the following:
I'm trying to setup the environment so up to 10 users can connect to the Server simultaneously and access the files from remote locations.
Thank you in advance once again!
04-27-2008 09:52 PM
- Full IPSec Virtual Private Network (VPN) Capability Supports DES and 3DES Encryption Algorithms Supports MD5 and SHA Authentications Algorithms Supports IKE Key Management Virtual Private Network Capacity
- No IPSec VPN Client Software Needed
04-29-2008 07:49 PM
04-29-2008 10:27 PM
02-22-2010 09:33 AM - edited 02-22-2010 09:34 AM
I also have a Linksys BEFVP41 (2.1) and I'm trying to set up VPN access for mobile users on both Mac and Windows 7 laptops.
I'm using it on a business DSL service and I've configured the DSL modem as pass-through and the Router as PPPoE receiving a static WAN IP address from my ISP. I can ping the public WAN IP Address from 3rd party internet connections, so I know it is visible. Nomatter what permutation of settings I try with my VPN though, I am never able to establish a connection. There is close to ZERO documentation on doing PC->Router VPN links... it's all Router->Router so I have been very frustrated and unsure if what I'm wanting to do is even supported. This is the first place I've been able to find substantive replies about what exactly the Router supports.
I have tried to make IPSec connections to the BEF with a Mac OS computer, an iPhone, and Shrewsoft VPN Client on Windows 7. None of them were able to connect to the Router. I've carefully ensured all encryption and key life settings were the same on both ends of the VPN, to no avail. What I wish I could find is documentation showing how to configure the BEF to receive even basic IPSec VPN connections, because not all of the VPN software clients I've seen offer encryption and key life settings like the router does. Mac OS X's built in IPSec VPN Client for example, only allows you to enter a user name, password, and PSK.
It sounds like Cisco's QuickVPN would make this really easy to solve. However...
02-22-2010 10:25 AM
06-13-2010 07:25 AM
I have Windows XP Pro sp3 and BEFVP41 routers. I have no problem with router-to-router VPN but want XP to BEFVP41 connections. I have set up XP security policies using SECPOL.MSC and can establish a connection OK. I can ping router, I can get into router webserver config, etc. Everything works OK except the tunnel only lives 60 to 90 seconds. I can UN-ASSIGN the secpol and immediately re-assign it and re-negotiate the tunnel which lives for another 60-90 seconds.
I've tried with & without KEEP ALIVE on the BEFVP41, etc.
Anyone know how to keep this alive?