Setting up a LinkSys BEFVP41 VPN router
Posted on 2007-07-19
Having trouble setting up a VPN using LinkSys BEFVP41. I'm really new at VPN, so any help would be appreaciated.
My setup is as follows...
Internet ==> DSL Modem (Bridged) ==> LinkSys BEFVP41 Router ==> LinkSys Switch ==> Printers, Servers and PCs.
I've confirmed the bridged DSL modem because when I type the static IP address, I get the BEFVP41 router GUI interface. I've set up remote adminisrtation. So far so good.
On the LinkSys BEFVP41 router I went to Security ==> VPN and set the following.
IPsec Pass-through: disabled
PPPoE Pass-through: enabled
PPTP Pass-through: enabled
Enabled the VPN tunnel and gave it a name: ie LAB1
Local secure group: Set for IP Range
(This is the range for my servers, .10 to .20) is this right?
Remote Secure Group: Any (just to get a connection first, then I planned on narrowing it down)
Remote Security Gateway: Any (again, I'll narrow it down later)
Encryption: disabled (yikes!)
Authentication: disabled (yikes! again, I know, I know.... must add later)
Key Management: Auto IKE
PreShared Key: I have a key here
Key Lifetime: 3600
Status is disconected.
Short of setting up one of the most vulnerable routers on the planet, my question is do the settings look right? When trying to connect, my XP Pro box at home can't connect. I feel I'm 1/2 way there, but have no idea what more I need to do at both ends.
Thanks in advance.