VPN Issues with Linksys (WRT54GS) Wireless Router: I can establish a VPN connection but can't ping anything in the network.
Posted on 2006-06-06
I have a NetGear ProSafe VPN firewall at my work. I've got a VPN policy up and working. I've tested it from outside the network and I'm able to successfully to tunnel in and ping everything in our network and map drives, etc...
However, when I connect to the VPN from home via wireless router (WRT54GS), it does not work. I'm able to successfully establish a connection with the VPN (or at least the VPN software tells me it has successfully connected) but I can't ping anything on the network. My OS is Windows XP Home. I upgraded to the latest version of firmware for my wireless router last night to no avail. I've also got McAfee Internet Security Suite installed on my XP Home. I tried disabling the McAfee firewall and just having the router firewall and that didn't work either. Under my VPN option when I log into the router, I've got IPSec, PPTP, and L2TP all enabled. I'm not for sure where the hang up is. If I'm able to successfully establish a connection with my VPN, why can't I ping anything or map any drives? Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks for looking.