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I am trying to connect two linksys VPN endpoint routers to share a 2000 server on one end.
This is an urgent issue for me!
The routers are WRV54G on the remote end, and a BEFSX41 on the server side.

I finally got the routers to 'see' each other, (I can tell by looking in the log), but I get a 'INVALID ID' error, and it also states that I need to check my local/remote secure groups.

I also am changing settings in in the BEFSX41 by way of PCAnywhere, and sometimes if I change the remote secure group settings, I will lose my PCAnywhere connection, and not be able to get it back until I get back into the BEFSX41 from a local client. I then uncheck, and recheck my port forwarding, and then save that, and the PCAnywhere will work again. This has been common with two different BEFSX41 routers, each with different firmwares!

I will set up the remote management on the router in the AM.

Am I missing something simple?

Thanx for your help!
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Try upgrading the BEFSX41 to the latest firmware. See http://www.broadbandreports.com/forum/remark,10339478~mode=flat
Have you made sure the local networks on each of the routers are on different IP schemes?
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I have one local IP as 192.168.4.1, and the other as 192.168.0.1.
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My remote location settings are:
WAN : 69.0.0.88
SUB: 255.255.255.0
DEfault GW: 69.0.0.1
Local IP: 192.168.4.1
Local Sub: 255.255.255.0

The server end is:
WAN IP: 24.0.0.66
Sub:255.255.255.252
Default GW:24.0.0.65
Local IP:192.168.0.1
Local SUb:255.255.255.0

I have the remote (WRV54G) set to allow all VPN passthrough.
Local secure group, subnet.
192.168.4.0
255.255.255.0

Remote secure group, any

Remote secure gateway, IP
24.0.0.66
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The server side (BEFSX41) has these settings:
Local Secure group, subnet.
192.168.0.0
255.255.255.0

remote secure group and remote secure gateway set to 'ANY'.
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All of the excryption matches on both routers.

Thank you again,
Ron
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Yeeha! I got it to work.
I just had to set my subnets manually instead of choosing 'any'.

But, I still do not see the other machine in my network neighborhood, and..

I cannot find the printers on the other side from my 'add printer' selection in windows.


Any ideas?
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Is the 2000 server in an AD domain?

Having machines show up in the network neighborhood is very problematic. If you can get away with mapping drives directly by machine name I would recomend it.

Can you find machines by name ok?
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I find the by IP OK.
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But not by name?

The easiest way to get around it is to configure a WINS server on one side and have every machine configured to use it (including the servers). That should fix the name lookup issues. It wont help browsing as that is a different system.
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