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Linksys BEFVP41 Router

By marlond ·
I want to understand the options this model has for VPN, it has
Local Secure Group:
IP: . . . (What address is it asking for here?)

Remote Secure Group:
IP: . . . (What address is it asking for here?)

Remote Security
Gateway: (what is the remote security gateway?)

Encryption: DES 3DES Disable
Authentication: MD5 SHA Disable

Key Management:
Auto. (IKE)Manual

Please help me understand this options here, I need to know kind of step by step all devices I need to config including routers and laptop.

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by CG IT In reply to Linksys BEFVP41 Router

Linksys has a downloadable manual for this puppy. Check out Chapter 5, page 17 of the PDF version], which says; Local secure group is [local to the router] [if you imput an IP address only that computer will be able to access the tunnel] Remote secure group is [WAN] to the router [and per their manual you have 2 choices by host or anyone. Remote Security Gateway is the remote VPN router that establishes the point to point VPN tunnel.

The rest of your question involves security encrpytion of the data between the 2 parties passing said data over the VPN. DES 3 and MD5 SHA are standards for data encryption. IKE is key management for encrypting and decrypting the data. Have to have the primer or key to read the data and IKE provides you a way to generate the key to do that.

you want step by step instructions however the manual for the router gives that to you. Visit Linksys's web site, find your BEFVP41 routers info page and over on the right side you'll see user manual. click on that and you'll get the downloadable PDF manual [make sure you have acrobat installed first].

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I believe an introductary course on TCP/IP networking would go a long way. If anything will give you the definitions to words like LAN [local area network], local which also means LAN, host [which is anything that can have an IP address, like computers, routers, printers ] WAN [wide area network] which means hosts not on the LAN.

For the consumer, local is your computers you connect to the 4 ports on your linksys router. remote is the world at large. The term host is a computer name [what you named your computer] and you do that in Windows XP by going to control panel, performance & maintenance [or if using the classic mode, click on the System Icon], system , click on the computer name tab and in the middle of the page you'll see Full Computer Name with a name or #. That is the host name. you can identify users by host name so for your remote security gatway settings on your router, you can specify a host name [computer name] that can connect which means only that host can make a connection [good for security].

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