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VPN issues with Linksys WRT54GS

By mpennell ·
I have a NetGear ProSafe VPN firewall at my office. I've got a VPN policy up and working and I've tested it from outside the network and I'm able to successfully tunnel in and ping everything in our network and map drives, etc...
However, when I connect to the VPN from home via wireless router (Linksys WRT54GS), I'm able to successfully establish a connection with the VPN but I can't ping anything on the network. The PC I'm testing with is directly wired to the wireless router. I've got all available VPN protocols enabled (IPSec, PPTP, L2TP) on the wireless router. My office IP range is 192.168.1.x. My home IP range is 192.168.10.x. I've got all of the available firmware upgrades for this router. My router setup is dynamic and I have a MTU rate of 1500 (auto). When I take my wireless router off the network, and plug directly into my cable modem, I can connect and ping everything just fine. It's just the router I'm having issues with. Any ideas out there? Thanks for looking!

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Routers do the routing

by curlergirl In reply to VPN issues with Linksys W ...

You are on two different IP subnets because you are going through a router to another router - your home router is using a 192.168.10.x network and your office is using 192.168.1.x, as you apparently already know. You have to have a route between these two subnets through the VPN tunnel. I'm not familiar with the Linksys routers, but you can probably add a static route on the router somewhere that would take care of it. You would need to set up a static route for the 192.168.1.x network on the home router identifying the gateway to that network, which would be the internal IP address (192.168.1.x) of the router in your office.

Hope this helps!

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Really stupid question

by stephenmoriarty In reply to VPN issues with Linksys W ...

Dont most wireless routers have a setting like a check box to ignore Pings from the internet? I know the ones I have do Belkin/Dlink/Netgear. perhaps unchecking it then pinging t0o prove connectivity...just a thought..

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encry and NAT

by ken.it In reply to VPN issues with Linksys W ...

What is the environment of your successful test? Are you behind a route while you testing?
Generally, IPSec can't pass through NAT(while you use route) unless you are using the client software provided by Vendor.

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