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I have a Cisco VPN that will not connect thru a D-link DIR-655 Router.

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I have a Cisco VPN and can connect to the office when connecting just thru the modem, but when I try to connect thru a D-link DIR-655 Router the VPN will not connect at all. Does anyone have any idea what settings I may need to look at to change?
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Not every router supports VPN packets. I have had problems with some LinkSys and some D-Link when using Juniper Netscreen VPN. The only solution in these cases was a different router. So unless someone can (hopefully) say here is how the D-Link will work, then it may not. ... ThinkPads_User
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I hope this is not the case. Do you know of a home wireless router that does accept VPN packets?
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I won't use D-Link myself for the reason above and troubles friends and clients have had with them. I have a relatively new client where the person before me (untrained and a cowboy) lashed together the client's network with D-Link gear. I can talk to the D-Link using Microsoft PPtP with my XP machine, but not with my new Vista laptop (and so far as I can see, it is a D-Link issue and not a Vista issue).

What works (for me)?

On a residential level, Linksys WRG54 routers V4 and before. V5 and V6 did not pass VPN packets. It is a LinkSys firmware issue. I don't know about later LinkSys routers. Belkin routers work well. Any one I have tried passes VPN packets just fine. Those are the residential routers I have worked with. I now tell clients to get a money-back guarantee and test it right away if they want to use something I am not familiar with.

On a more commercial level, Netopia Wireless routers are very nearly bombproof. They are not particularly easy to use (command line interface) and are not cheap. But it is what I use at home and have specified for management clients where I set them up and the client are more interested in reliable performance.

On a true commercial level, I have used HP Wireless Access Points hooked into wired routers. Too expensive for me, but very good.

For wired routers, I have found the LinkSys RVxx series hard to beat and fairly economical. I have a LinkSys RV042 at home and then I converted my Netopia to a wireless access point and the arrangement works very, very well.

I even built permanent tunnels between the LinkSys and my main clients. Very nice box.

So that is what I know and what works for me. And of course, we both still hope someone will provide a workable idea for the D-Link.
... Thinkpads_User
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I was just remined that this router worked well with CheckPoint VPN, but when the company changed over to Cisco VPN, I could not connect,
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The D-Link that does not work for me is a DI804HV.  ... Thinkpads_User
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Found the problem.. I upgraded to the latest firmware, version 1.31 for the D-link DIR-655 and the Cisco VPN started working like it was suppose to.
Thanks for your input. It helped to jar the memory.
Dave
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Thanks for the update and good luck. .. Thinkpads_User
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