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Is the RV180W capable of doing EasyVPN?

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Oct 22nd, 2013
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Is it possible to setup a RV180W ( VPN router as a hardware client (EasyVPN) to connect to an ASA5520 via an IPSEC VPN tunnel?

The ASA5520 has a static IP address on it but the RV180W is using DHCP, dynamic addressing. Is it possible to make the RV180W initiate the VPN tunnel? I have had great success with ASA5505s and  SA520W at remote locations using EasyVPN, but was wondering if the RV180W is capable of doing something similar.

Thanks for your assistance in advance,


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jeffrrod Thu, 10/24/2013 - 12:24
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Dear Mike,

Thank you for reaching the Small Business Support Community.

Unfortunately the RV180 is not capable for Cisco Easy VPN Remote (hardware client) configuration.  For a Site-to-Site VPN I suggest you checking on the below document where you can use a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) on the RV180 router since no static public IP is assigned, as of this FQDN you may get one from DynDNS or 3322.org for example along with some other similar services available online.


Besides this option and in order to connect to the Easy VPN Server (ASA5520), you would have to use Easy VPN Client software on the remote clients and enable "VPN Passthrough" (VPN>IPsec>VPN Passthrough) on the RV180.

I hope you find this information useful and please do not hesitate to reach me back if there is any further assistance I may help you with.

Kind regards,

Jeffrey Rodriguez S. .:|:.:|:.
Cisco Customer Support Engineer

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