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Cisco RV180W with private VPN service


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#1 chrish8

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:49 PM

Hello I was hoping someone will be able to assist me with this question. I currently use a VPN service ( https://www.privateinternetaccess.com) from my home office (to hipe my IP) .

I am using a general router with Tomato and have the service work by using the OPENVPN client that is built in, so all my devices when connected route through a US IP. the issue I have is Tomato does not allow my Nortel PC Client (work phone dialer) to work (I think it blocks the ports to head office). I have run DD-WRT on the router and the PC Client works fine but DD-WRT is not that stable on my router.

So it brings me to the conclusion that I need to upgrade to another router and before I go get another Netgear home type router I was considering to get either the Cisco RV180W or Cisco WRVS4400N.

Now my question is since these are both VPN routers would it work. I.E can I simple just plug in my details from privateinternetaccess.com and have it all work or is the Cisco VPN completely different? Or would getting a better router supported by DD-WRT be better?

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 05:42 PM

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What encryption type are you using with the VPN client PPTP or IPSEC?

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#3 chrish8

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:50 PM

sorry for the delay I have been away for a while.

I am not sure the answer to that as on my tomamtoe router and DDWRT it would go through openvpn.

Howeber the service is https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/pages/how-it-works/ and the website says it upports the following.

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PPTP
OpenVPN
IPSEC/L2TP
SOCKS5 (Proxy)

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:30 AM

The rvs4000n can only do site to site ipsec vpn or client server via Cisco's quickvpn software. I just removed one of these from service after three years of constant head aches. It would randomly lose its settings. After upgrading the firmware the vpn stopped working. My suggestion for a light duty soho vpn router is to look at something other than Cisco products.
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