I'm attempting to set up a VPN, either as my end as the server, or my friend's end as the server. He's running a Linksys WRT54GS router, I've a dreaded 2wire 1701HG. We tried everything we could think of: disabling firewalls, running in PPTP or IP Sec, made sure the usernames and pass's were correct; we even got a ping to go one way (but not the other somehow, we think Charter is blocking it). The 2wire allows the ping to go through, but something on his end doesn't allow the ping to go the other way. The VPN won't connect going either direction. We both have LAN's on each of our routers, and both have internet connectivity. The ports forwarded include the 1723, etc, whatever we read online as VPN-specific. Is there something we're missing?
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Re: 2wire 1701HG Gateway Router VPN Setup
and click on the firewall icon. Click on firewall settings and, if prompted, enter your system password to reach the advanced settings page. select the computer that will function as the VPN server. In the left column, select PPTP server. click on Add, then done. or try changing the IP scheme to the
172.16.0.0/255.255.0.0 or 10.0.0.0/255.255.0.0 schemes by accessing gateway.2wire.net, go to home network icon, then advanced settings. but if you manually configure or disable dhcp, be sure to write down the subnet mask & IP assigned to the 2wire then click on save. if all else fails, run it on DMZPlus mode, however this solution will allow all inbound traffic to the computer. if it still doesn't work on DMZPlus mode, the VPN is either using the same IP scheme, is using IPSec 50 or 51, or will not work with the 2Wire gateway.
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Connect with a cable, and then follow the directions in the manual that came with the router, in order to connect to the web-server "inside" the router. Run the "Wireless Setup Wizard" to configure your wireless network.
Did you already forward port 1723? I guess you have done that. To isolate it, try to bypass the router and setup or establish the VPN session there. If it doesn't work, maybe your ISP doesn't allow port 1723 or it's just the modem.
Theres alot of differnet things i could ask you, but im going to assume you're jsut setting up a basic VPN. That means that somebody is telecommuting to work and wants to hit the server at work.
That means you have a static ip at work, and your at home workers has whatever, a internet connection lets say. Im thinking DSL with ATT since its a netopia 3347N.
If the netopia has a gui interface, you cant vpn thru it. Its not a VPN router. Its a residential router that you're trying to make do too much.
The sad news is, you can't upgrade it to an Enterprise having firmware router anymore, netopia use to offer that, but when Motorolla bought them out last year, they did away with that nice little feature. For true VPN'ing with a router, first, go get a VPN router to start with.
Most people accomplish what you are doing by putting the netopia in to bridegemode, and then putting a VPN router like a linksys behind it.
If you want to set the router to work only as a switch with wireless access point, you may need to get into its setup page and adjust some settings.
Using a computer that is wired directly to one of the router's Ethernet ports, launch IE and type 192.168.1.1. It is the default IP address of the router. Then it will open a window, asking for a username and password. By default, there is no username and the password is admin.
Once you're in the router's User Interface, look for a sub tab called "Advanced Routing" under the main tab SETUP. Then set router mode to "Router" instead of Gateway. In some router's, the choice there is NAT enable or disable. If it is the one showing there instead of Router mode, then set NAT to disable. Click Save settings which is located at the bottom portion of the screen.
Then click on "Basic Setup" and then disable DHCP server. Save the settings then.
Then your modem now will be connected to one of the 4 Ethernet ports of the router.
Nortel Contivity will work with the your D-Link router, however its functionality depends on the authentication type (AH will not work), NAT compatibilty mode, and disabling keep alives on the server. Contact your Network Administrator to find out how your VPN is configured.
Step 1 Verify that you are using the latest version of firmware on your router.
Step 2 Login to the Web Management for your router by entering its IP address (192.168.0.1) in your web browser. The default username is admin, and the password is blank.
Step 3 Click the Advanced Tab to access the Virtual Server Settings. There is a list of pre-defined Virtual Server Rules towards the bottom of the page. Find the IPSec Rule. Click the pen and paper icon to edit its settings. Enable the rule, enter the IP address of the computer attempting to connect to the VPN in the Private IP field, then Apply the changes.
Step 4 Create a new Virtual Server entry. Name the Virtual Server, "NortelVPN". Enter the IP address of the computer attempting to connect to the VPN in the Private IP field. For the Protocol Type, select Both. Enter 9550 for both the Public and Private Ports. Set the Schedule to always, then Apply the settings.
Step 5 Access the Tools Page, then click the Misc button. Disable IPSec Pass-through, then click Apply.
If the VPN Server is properly configured to work with clients behind NAT routers you should be able to connect to the VPN.