WinXP to Linksys BEFVP41 V 2 Connection
Posted on 2006-04-05
Hello! Please help me, oh wise experts!
I am trying to set up a simple VPN from my home computer, connected directly to the modem (Cebridge cable) and my office router – a Linksys BEFVP41 v. 2. This should be fairly straightforward, but so far, I keep getting:
“Error 800: Unable to establish the VPN connection. The VPN server may be unreachable, or security parameters may not be configured for this connection.”
I have forwarded Ports 1723, 500, 50, 47, and 49 to a fixed IP address I have on the Windows Server 2003 computer (standard late model computer).
The IP address on the work router is static – provided by the ISP (Sprint DSL). I suppose that I could have an incorrect login, but the connection does not even seem to get that far.
I have changed local security parameters in accordance with Linksys guidelines, but I wonder if that’s even necessary for a simple WinXP to BEFVP41 connection.
I am using the Windows Connection Wizard to create the VPN connection.
If anyone wants they can log into my router and check configuration. Please let me know. Thanks!