VPN with BEFSX41 routers

Posted on 2006-10-30
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I want to connect two offices through a vpn but i'm having some difficulty.  I was able to establish the vpn tunnell and connect the two routers remotely.  The problem is i cannot ping computers at the remote location, i tried just connecting two laptops at each end but no luck.
Heres what i did.

 Location A                                                                         Location B
DSL Connection                                                                  DSL Connection        
Static IP: (BEFSX41 VPN Router)                  Static IP: VPN Router

 LAN IP                                                            LAN IP

                Location A

Local SecureGroup     (subnet)
                                subnet mask:

Remote Secure group (Subnet)

Remote Security Gateway   (IP)

                Location B

Local SecureGroup     (subnet)
                                subnet mask:

Remote Secure group (subnet)

Remote Security Gateway   (IP)

Encryption: DES
Authentication: MD5

PFS: enabled

Preshared key: 12345
Key Lifetime:  3600


VPN Tunnell name is same on both routers  - SHOUSE

Question by:TechGSC
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trenes earned 250 total points
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Hi TechGSC,

First you need to change the subnet at either site A or B probably thats just it.
Make it like 192.168.1.x and 192.168.2.x or 192.168.0.x
And ask a mod to wipe your IP addresses do that in the support area.


Author Comment

ID: 17842602
 Thanks for the reply.  Do i have to change the subnet mask  also on the router local ip. eg.  Below the Router ip address theres the subnet mask that u can choose or  etc...

 Do i only have to do the following under vpn setup.  

Location B

Local SecureGroup     (subnet)
Remote Secure group (subnet)

Remote Security Gateway   (IP)

Please Correct me if I am wrong.

NB: The static ip address are not actual addresses.

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Fatal_Exception earned 250 total points
ID: 17844138
Just curious, Trenes..  why would he need to change his subnet addresses?  he is currently using 2 separate subnet ranges identified by the Class C subnet...
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Author Comment

ID: 17861082
Hi Guys,
Increasing points on this question.  Really need a solution to this problem

Author Comment

ID: 17969411
I am still trying to get this VPN connection working.  Will post my results after the problem is solved. Thanks

Author Comment

ID: 18032719
Guys I Think it had something to do with my isp.  Thanks  for the help.

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Expert Comment

ID: 18033378
Well, that would do it!  thanks, and Happy Holidays to you and yours..


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