Solved

Cisco 881 and RVS042 VPN Down

Posted on 2013-05-28
3
620 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-06
Hello - I have a Cisco 881 and RVS042 that connect to each other using an IPsec VPN. The connection has recently dropped. While I have experience with the RVS042 interface, I do not have command line Cisco experience and I need to get this VPN restarted.

According to the RVS042, the connect says "waiting for connection". So, Im guessing the main Cisco 881 router needs to initiate the connection. If I click "Connect" it just comes back to "waiting for connection".

NOTE: Nothing has changed on either router with respect to their original working configs. So this might just be an issue where I need to restart the tunnel but I dont know how from the 881 command line.

I can also get access to the 881's command line if that helps.

Thanks in advance!
0
Comment
Question by:techindahaus
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 77

Expert Comment

by:Rob Williams
ID: 39204083
We have numerous RV042's (not RVS042) in place and once in a while they get locked in that state.  The connect 'button' does not always re-establish the connection but powering off for 60 seconds does.  It might be worth a try.  The 881 is a more dependable it and less likely to be the source of problems.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
techindahaus earned 0 total points
ID: 39213385
As it turns out, the 881 did have a firewall rule dropping incoming traffic. Explains why I could ping from it to the 042. Removed it and all is well. Thanks for the recommendation.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:techindahaus
ID: 39224987
No other reason given from community. Figured it out myself.
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Let’s list some of the technologies that enable smooth teleworking. 
I recently attended Cisco Live! in Las Vegas, a conference that boasted over 28,000 techies in attendance, and a week of hands-on learning hosted by a solid partner with which Concerto goes to market.  Every year, Cisco displays cutting-edge technol…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
Windows 10 is mostly good. However the one thing that annoys me is how many clicks you have to do to dial a VPN connection. You have to go to settings from the start menu, (2 clicks), Network and Internet (1 click), Click VPN (another click) then fi…

773 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question