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Configuring routers for VPN

I have RV016 & RV042 routers.  I am trying to configure them to be able to use VPN tunnels.  The RV016 is behind a Netopia DSL modem that does not have a static IP on the WAN side.  The DS042 is behind a cable modem that does not have a static IP on the WAN side.  I have tried many times to configure this and can't seem to get it working.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I also need to get it woking between a VPN client and teh RV016.


Re: Configuring routers for VPN

Hi Steve,

I can not think of a scenario where you can setup a Site-to-site VPN tunnel between two endpoint which have "dynamic IP addresses". If you had one end static and the other end dynamic then you may have a chance.

Having said the above you may want to try the following:

register 2 hostname with dynamic DNS ( (I think its free) where you can have a domain name always pointing to your dynamic IP address, then use the hostname instead of the IP address as the peer address.

I have not tried this, but if you have time its worth a shot. let me know how it goes.



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