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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for the reply. I wish Vonage or Linksys would step up to the plate and fix the problem. I did what you did and contacted them both, neither was aware of any problem, Although Linksys went further and really tried to help fix it.

I find that If I reset the router, it works.
Once I configure it, it does not work.
If I reset it again, it works.
If I do not configure it, but restart my computer, it does not work.

I do not want to disable my security. This should just work.
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bigdog55 wrote:
Thanks for the reply. I wish Vonage or Linksys would step up to the plate and fix the problem. I did what you did and contacted them both, neither was aware of any problem, Although Linksys went further and really tried to help fix it.

I find that If I reset the router, it works.
Once I configure it, it does not work.
If I reset it again, it works.
If I do not configure it, but restart my computer, it does not work.

I do not want to disable my security. This should just work.


I hear you. I have my own share of problems with the WRTP54G, and I'm actually shopping for a WRT54G (in the V4 version so I can load custom firmware, but they are rare breeds indeed now!).

You may want to consider putting a different router in front of the WRTP54G. A pain and an unnecessary expense, I know, but...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

That's what I will most likely do. I may just split off the modem, one to the Vonage router and disable its wireless and the other to my old wireless router.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

bigdog55 wrote:
Thanks for the reply. I wish Vonage or Linksys would step up to the plate and fix the problem. I did what you did and contacted them both, neither was aware of any problem, Although Linksys went further and really tried to help fix it.

I find that If I reset the router, it works.
Once I configure it, it does not work.
If I reset it again, it works.
If I do not configure it, but restart my computer, it does not work.

I do not want to disable my security. This should just work.


My problem is slightly similar. If my VPN connection drops for any reason other than my deliberately disconnecting, I cannot re-establish my VPN until I reboot the router.

I've never had a problem with a LinkSys router before, so I had no reason to be suspicious of this one when I bought it a few months back. This one has been non-stop headaches.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2005 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

You cannot use VPN with our routers at all. It won't work. You need to use the exisiting router that worked with it before, and have our router come after. Here is as an explantion why, and unless you know how to reprogram firware it won't work:

IPsec and PPTP VPN Servers will not work behind any of our routers. However normally if you are running a VPN Server, then most likely you already have an existing router that you are using the VPN Server behind:

ISP modem --> Your router --> VPN Server

Our routers' (RT31P2, WRT54GP2, WRTP54G, VT1005, and RTP300) do not support forwarding GRE protocols, which is needed to run a normal VPN Server. There are three types of VPN:

IPsec: uses UDP port 500 IP protocol 50 and 51
PPTP: uses TCP Port 1723, IP protocol 47 (GRE)
L2TP: uses UDP Port 1701

GRE (Generic Routing Encapsulation) is at the same level as UDP & TCP, it is NOT a TCP or UDP port. A packet might be a TCP packet or it might be a GRE packet (or one of many other), but it can't be both a GRE AND TCP packet at the same time. The reason that IPsec and PPTP will not work is that a lot of Linksys routers will not forward these IP protocols. Most D-links will also not forward these protocols as well (unless the are specifically designed as a VPN router). From what I have read most Netgears do not suffer from this problem.

The only solution is to have your initial router come first, and have the Vonage router come last on the network.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Was this explanation okay? Did everyone understand well?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Trinijoy wrote:
Was this explanation okay? Did everyone understand well?

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There are two things that I feel your explaination doesn't directly consider:

First, I believe that most of the thread, if not all, has been addressing VPN clients, and not servers behind the Vonage-crippled routers.

Second, if support for the necessary protocols don't exist, how do you explain the fact that bigdog55's router works out of the box, until he configure's it, and mine works as long as it is it is never abnormally disconnected?

And why we're at it, why am I not able to choose my own QOS settings? When my kids are on some of these more traffic intesive online games, the quality of our phone service becomes completely unbearable.

Thank you for breaking ranks ranks and providing "insider" info. For the most part, service has been good, but support has been dismal.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

You should be able to change your QoS settings, under "Applications & Gaming" & "QoS" in the router.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Mav wrote:
Second, if support for the necessary protocols don't exist, how do you explain the fact that bigdog55's router works out of the box, until he configure's it, and mine works as long as it is it is never abnormally disconnected?


A GRE packet is neither TCP or UDP. Port forwarding on these routers only forwards TCP and/or UDP packets, depending on what is selected. If the VPN is using GRE packets then port forwarding isn't going to work since the router (both RTP300 and WRTP54G in this case) doesn't recognize GRE packets and therefore won't forward them even if the ports are forwarded. Some VPNs do not use GRE packets and therefore port forwarding WILL work.

Instead turn the VPN pass-throughs on and put your PC in the DMZ of the router. DMZ forwards everything, regardless of the packet type. This works in MOST cases.

A "good" two-way network program is NAT-aware and the client opens the connection that the server will communicate through. Not all VPN software falls into this category.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Trinijoy wrote:
You should be able to change your QoS settings, under "Applications & Gaming" & "QoS" in the router.


Alas, you are right. I could have sworn I wasn't able to access those before.

However, looking at them, I have EVERYTHING set to low, but the telephone is still severaly impacted by other network traffic.

As I can specify 3 ports for higher priority, which ones are used for telephony data?
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