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RV042 PPTP Timeout Every 30 Minutes

I use a RV042 VPN router as the primary internet gateway for my small business. I have enabled PPTP access so I can tap into my office network remotely. It all works extremely well ** EXCEPT ** that the router drops the PPTP connection every 30 minutes even though there is TCP traffic every few seconds.

My VPN client is the built in Mac OS X 10.8 VPN client.

Precisely 30 minutes after establishing the PPTP connection, the RV042 disconnects the session. The Mac OS X ppp log shows:

Mon Aug  4 09:50:36 2014 : no echo-reply, start ppp_auxiliary_probe!
Mon Aug  4 09:50:56 2014 : no echo-reply, despite successful ppp_auxiliary_probe!
Mon Aug  4 09:50:56 2014 : No response to 3 echo-requests
Mon Aug  4 09:50:56 2014 : Serial link appears to be disconnected.
Mon Aug  4 09:50:56 2014 : MPPE disabled
Mon Aug  4 09:50:56 2014 : Connection terminated.
Mon Aug  4 09:50:56 2014 : Connect time 31.4 minutes.
Mon Aug  4 09:50:56 2014 : Sent 182468 bytes, received 4600679 bytes.
Mon Aug  4 09:50:56 2014 : PPTP disconnecting...
Mon Aug  4 09:50:56 2014 : PPTP clearing port-mapping for en1
Mon Aug  4 09:50:56 2014 : PPTP disconnected

This is most aggravating.

I have tried several workarounds, including changing the TCP timeout setting, doing continuous pings, etc.

I am using firmware v4.2.2.08.

Is there any workaround for this issue?

Thanks in advance.

  • Small Business Routers

Hi Cam, have you tried this

Hi Cam, have you tried this with just the one computer or multiple computers? What happens with a Windows workstation?


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