XP Linksys DHCP Hatred

Don Boling db at gubug.org
Tue Sep 27 11:17:55 MDT 2005


Hans Fugal wrote:

>The point is I did upgrade the firmware to the latest version.
>(Linksys' firmware)
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Same here, firmware upgrade did not help me at all.

>On Tue, 27 Sep 2005 at 11:01 -0600, Chris Carey wrote:
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>>>Im running VPN on the Linksys itself. One Linksys v1.1 running
>>>Sveasoft Alchemy 1.0 in one location, and a WRT54G v2.0 box running
>>>Freeman 1.0.4 firmware in another.  IMHO Its a lot easer setting those
>>>boxes up instead of port forwarding to another VPN system.
>>>
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>>Also I dont believe (using the linksys gui) you can port forward
>>protocol 47 (gre) which is necessary for VPN.
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>I might agree with you if it weren't for openvpn, but setting up openvpn
>is MUCH simpler than playing firmware games with your router. Maybe
>you'd like to know that openvpn is very easy to work with NATs and
>firewalls (just forward port 1194 udp), runs on linux, windows, and mac,
>and uses time-proven openssl libraries, and is quite simple to configure
>compared to ipsec or pptp or other vpn technologies.
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I agree, there is nothing to setup for OpenVPN... very simple. The 
router does not have to do anything but let
the OpenVPN port through. I choose it for its simplicity and 
transparancy to NAT.




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