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Vpn pass through problem with us robotics model 5461

When my work laptop is connected directly to my home DSL Modem, I can connect to my employer's network using Cisco VPN Client. When the laptop is linked to my home USR5461 either wireless or wired,  I can connect to internet but cannot connect to employer network using Cisco VPN client. what can I do to remedy this issue?

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Solved the problem. Had to set DSL modem to bridge mode and then set the router PPoE, provide ISP name and password information and bingo! works!!


Posted on Nov 13, 2007


Is it possible that DSL router needs you to add the rmote network to your trusted networks?

Posted on Nov 13, 2007

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Login to the router and check these things
IPSec Passthrough: Enable Disable               PPTP Passthrough: Enable Disable               L2TP Passthrough: Enable Disable

Posted on Oct 30, 2007

  • ramji duraiswamy Oct 30, 2007

    or u need to open some ports on teh router>rate me solved if its help full


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