I've been using a Linksys BEFSR41 router to connect multiple computers to my cablemodem. One computer connects to my office network through a NetScreen VPN (Computer->NetScreen->Link
This has been working fine. However, my wife needs to connect her work laptop to her office network through a software (SonicWall) VPN.
With my Linksys BEFSR41 router, EITHER my computer or her computer can connect to our respective office networks, but if both of us try at the same time, we both suffer very bad packet loss (making the network effectively unusable). I also tried the Linksys BEFW11S4V4, and got the same result.
I saw an answer to a related question here:
and from the Linksys knowledge base here:
that the BEFSR41 and BEFW11S4V4 can only handle one IPSec passthrough at once.
So, I bought the WRV54G and replaced the BEFSR41. Everything non-VPN related is working fine. I tried to connect one of the VPN computers at a time, but NEITHER of them worked (even separately). I confirmed that the IPSec was enabled on the WRV54G setup. I just can't get any VPN connection working.
I realize that the WRV54G has lots of advanced features to actually do the VPN authentication/tunnelling.
I don't need this or want this (I don't think), since the one computer has the Netscreen hardware box, and the other computer has the SonicWall software, both already configured by our companies.
First, I just wanted the WRV54G to do the VPN IPSec passthrough like the other router did (which I didn't think would be a problem), and second, I want to have both of them working at once.
Is it possible for the WRV54G to allow two IGSec passthrough connections at once? Is there some type of configuration of the WRV54G that I'm missing? Besides making sure IPsec passthrough was on, I didn't see any other relevant parameters.
By the way, on all the Linksys routers, I upgraded to the most recent firmware versions before doing any of this.