Hi All, could someone please shed light on the following problem, driving me bonkers!
I have a VPN client connection to a Watchguard SOHO 6tc firewall router external I.P 83.141.xxx.xx This is on a broadband line which internet etc seems to work fine.
Behind the router is a server 2003 box with IP address 192.168.0.1 The default gateway is the router/firewall 192.168.0.200
I can connect fine to the VPN and it works ok for about 5 minutes (sometimes shorter)
If I run a ping -t 192.168.0.1 from my client PC at home it works fine for a few minutes then drops the connection. This will not reconnect unless I re-try with the client. NB: This doesn't matter if there is traffic on the VPN tunnel or it is just sitting idle.
My home PC is windows XP SP 2 and has the firewall enabled with ports1723 TCP, 51 TCP and 500 UDP.
I runa belkin wireless router at home also and have opened the ports up on this aswell using the virtual server feature on the web interface of the modem.
(Note: this is probably an irrelevant setting as the dropping of connection seems to be the same for all home clients who are trying to keep a connection)
Can anyone help with what this may be? I'm open to all suggestions.....
Cheers Craig Mrbungle50
PS: Can anyone let me know how to connect this firewall as a permanent VPN between itself and a Cisco 828 box? we have this box in the states and I wanta permanent link set up between the two. both have fixed external IP and differing internal IP subnets.