For LRMOORE: More 2 vpn router issues
Posted on 2004-10-14
I got the linksys router, but I still can't do 2 concurrent vpn sessions
Additional information. I called Linksys, and it took a while for them to realize I'm interested in running vpn into a corporate server, not being a web server myself. At that time, the immediately told me that the router only supports one concurrent ipsec session. If you try to start a second, the first will be dropped. Which is exactly the behavior I'm seeing.
I asked why the specs say the router can fun 25 or more concurrent vpn sessions. Explanation is that the router itself can be the vpn server, and that in that case i wouldn't have to run vpn software on each client. sorta like a corporate bureau setting doing into a larger server farm.
The problem I have with this is that I have clients on the home network that I don't want to use the vpn at all. They have nothing to do with corporate, like my kids machines, and don't want their traffic going thru the company. Also, there are times I want to use one of these clients for private browsing without having the corporate police see whats going on
So, when I asked about running two vpn (udp,ipsec) concurrent sessions, they said I had to find out the port number and open it on the router. I have no clue what this means, or what the implications of it are.
The good news is that it does file and printer sharing regardless of the vpn being on or off or switched in the middle