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WRVS4400N Remote Desktop Access

Hello - I have recently had a WRVS4400N installed between my home network and Comcast modem as a requirement for a home control system.  I have used many modems and routers in the past, and never had trouble configuring it to allow remote desktop access to and from the local PC.  Nothing I do with this router, though, seems to work.  Even simple things do not work.  I can use the router's Diagnostic page to ping common sites (like Google) and it works fine.  Trying the same from the command prompt on the local PC receives no response.  Tried shutting off the firewall in the router and no help.  Running W7 with McAfee, and turning off the PC firewall in McAfee also does not help.  Have reviewed the manual extensively and have also come up with a blank.  Can someone tell me what I am missing?  Thanks in advance.

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Re: WRVS4400N Remote Desktop Access

Hi dschanin1

1. The easiest thing to first check is that you are at the current software level.  If you have a hardware version 2 WRVS4400N,  the software version you should verify you have or  install version 2.0.0.8 of the wireless routers firmware.  You will find mention of the version of hardware on a label underneath the WRVS4400N.

2. Personally, I feel like I would like to reset the router to factory defaults and try web access again.

    Then rebuild the customized options you want such as the remote desktop connection

3.  I'm also guess for remote desktop support you are  forwarding TCP port 3389 to the appropriate LAN IP address ?

regards Dave

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Re: WRVS4400N Remote Desktop Access

Thanks for the reply.  The router was at 2.0.0.7 so I upgraded to .8 with no change in behavior.  Why would I not be able to ping from behind the router, yet the Diagnostic page ping works?  This is the case even if I turn off all the firewall and blocking mechanisms in both the router and the PC.  Thanks.

Re: WRVS4400N Remote Desktop Access

Hi dschanin1

Go back to the most current code  version on the router and  then reset the WRVS4400N to factory defaults.

I'm guessing that DHCP is working in your PC and you get all the IP information your PC needs to get onto the internet.

step 1  Maybe paste the results for the following command   done via the command line,  "ipconfig /all"

step 2. OK turn off or diable your wireless NIC on your PC

step 3.  from the command line on your PC  ping the router LAN IP address (192.168.1.1), from your PC ?

step 4.  from the command line on your PC can you ping 4.2.2.1 ?

step 5   from the command line on your PC can you "ping www.msn.com"

Manually configure the copper Ethernet interface on your Win 7 PC.

Doing this for diagnostic reasons, maybe  statically define your;

1. IP address,         maybe 192.168.1.111

2. subnet mask,                255.255.255.0

3. gateway address and     192.168.1.1

4. DNS information on your PC.   you have to figure this one out, but 4.2.2.1  may work for you

let us know what happens to this point.

regards Dave

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Re: WRVS4400N Remote Desktop Access

Thanks again for the response.  Here are the results of the tests you asked me to run:

STEP 1:

This is the result of the command line entry:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]

Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Users\David>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

  Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DavidsPC

  Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :

  Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid

  IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

  WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

  DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.co.comcast.net.

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

  Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

  Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

  Description . . . . . . . . . . . : TAP-Win32 Adapter V9

  Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-FF-66-F6-1D-67

  DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

  Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

  Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : hsd1.co.comcast.net.

  Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller

  Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-C9-52-12-A5

  DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

  Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

  Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::8164:bd05:7e30:23d0%11(Preferred)

  IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.109(Preferred)

  Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

  Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, February 05, 2010 10:31:47 AM

  Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, February 06, 2010 10:31:47 AM

  Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

  DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

  DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234888905

  DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-A7-77-5F-00-1E-C9-52-12-A5

  DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 68.87.85.102

                                      68.87.69.150

  NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.hsd1.co.comcast.net.:

  Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

  Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : hsd1.co.comcast.net.

  Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter

  Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0

  DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

  Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

  Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

  Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

  Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0

  DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

  Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

  IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e74:14fc:3013:3f57:fe92(Preferred)

  Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::14fc:3013:3f57:fe92%13(Preferred)

  Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::

  NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{66F61D67-763A-4901-9B63-839CCB5702B6}:

  Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

  Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

  Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2

  Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0

  DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

  Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

STEP 2:
There is no wireless connection - just Ethernet 1G
STEP 3:
Pinging router works fine - data returned.
STEP 4:
Pinging 4.2.2.1 times out with no data returned
STEP 5:
Pinging www.msn.com times out with no data returned.
STEP 6:
Manually configuring has no effect.
Any further thoughts?  Thanks again.
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Re: WRVS4400N Remote Desktop Access

Can you try changing the your router default ip address to something other than 192.168.1.x and do these test again and let me know how this works. i have had similar issue's and changing default ip address worked.

Thanks,

   Jason

Re: WRVS4400N Remote Desktop Access

Hi dschanin1

Does a XP computer or an older computer  work on that network, I would think the answer yes.  try it.

Interesting task that was posed to you by Jason.

Does altering the LAN IP address of the WRVS4400N  from 192.168.1.X to another value fix the problem ?

If that fixes your problem great..problem solved :) , do not bother read on

I think if your XP does work on this network, there is no reason for the WIN7 box not to work. Unless some other than some service restriction application is on the Win7 machine.

Obviously the proof would be to capture the Ethernet  frame interaction from the WIN7 PC and the WRVS4400N, as the WIN 7 PC tries to access the Internet.

It would be most interesting to monitor the Ethernet traffic via a free downloadable application called  'wireshark'.

There is also a most useful  option on the WRVS4400N  via the tab L2 Switch > port mirroring to copy or mirror the traffic going to and from the WIN7 PC to another PC.

Port mirroring can be used in this exact situation to monitor traffic coming and and out of the Win7 PC.

If you have the patience, and it is a interesting task to try, and skill to learn;

1. Would you please setup the port mirroring to copy or mirror Ethernet frames  from the WIN7 PC to a XP PC ( running  wireshark).

2  figure out how to use wireshark to capture traffic

and capture some  pings from the WIN7 PC to the Internet.

Post the capture.

But, if you wish to go through problem determination with our Small Business TAC folks, you could call the support folks on North America: 1 866 606 1866.

regards Dave

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