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I have a contractor who has setup a Linksys RV016 firewall behind my network firewall.  He is protecting and running a 192.x.x.x network for some PLC's that he can program remotely for one of our departments.  We don't want the PLC's on our network, he just wants to VPN to the RV016 through my firewall.  I have assigned the RV016 an IP address on my network, opened all the correct ports, and setup a rule to allow the proper traffic to forward.  Still not able to create a VPN from that device to his PLC's.  Any advice is appreciated.  
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>>>  he just wants to VPN to the RV016
>>> not able to create a VPN from that device to his PLC's.

Which way is the contractor going? ... Thinkpads_User
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From the outside (public ip) through the firewall and to his device.  
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Thank you. So is the outside device another RV016? (Gateway <--> Gateway), or is it a PC? (Client to Gateway). If the latter, what operating system and VPN application is being used?

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No, my firewall is the outside device.  Fortigate 50b.  The RV016 is inside my network behind my firewall.   It has a statically assigned IP address (10.10.x.x)
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Yes, I understand that. The question is: What is the remote device (outside your Fortigate) that is trying to talk to the RV016?  So far you have described only a one-ended VPN.

To be clear, when I said outside device, I was talking about a remote device outside your Fortigate. And what capabilities does this remote device have for VPN tunneling?

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From what I understand he is using a VPN connection that is setup through a Windows PC at their office to VPN to the RV016 to control some PLC systems.  I am not sure if he is using the QuickVPN application to establish the connection.  I hope that helps.  
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Thanks. If he is using QuickVPN, he needs to get a certificate from the RV016 for it to work. Also, working through the Fortigate, you/he may need to set (enable) NAT Traversal in the advanced setting of the RV016.

You might ask the contractor to remove the RV016 to his own premise and set it up exclusive of the Fortigate and then troubleshoot the Fortigate connection. Otherwise, it is a wee bit difficult at this point.

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Will do .  Going to work on this tomorrow.  
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Thank you. I was happy to assist you. ... Thinkpads_User
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