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How to set a VPN IpSec Tunnel GW to GW tunnel between RV110W and RV042



I am using a Cisco RV110W (Firmware 1.2.09) in a branch and I would like to create a VPN Tunnel to another site that has a Cisco RV042 (firmware


What would be the correct Configuration??

the current configuration I am using is

in the RV042 i am using

Check Enable

Local Group Setup

Local Security Gateway Type : IP Only

IP Address : RV042 Pulbic IP address

Local Security Group Type : Subnet

IP Address :

Subnet Mask :

Remote Group Setup

Remote Security Gateway Type : IP Only

IP Address :  RV110W Pulbic IP address

Remote Security Group Type : Subnet

IP Address :

Subnet Mask :

IPSec Setup

Keying Mode : IKE with Preshared Key

Phase 1 DH Group :  Group 2 - 1024 bit

Phase 1 Encryption : AES-128

Phase 1 Authentication : SHA1

Phase 1 SA Life Time : 28800 seconds

Perfect Forward Secrecy :  Check

Phase 2 DH Group : Group 2 - 1024 bit

Phase 2 Encryption : AES-128

Phase 2 Authentication : SHA1

Phase 2 SA Life Time : 3600 seconds

Preshared Key :  XXXXXXXXX (same as RV110W)


Uncheck     Aggressive Mode 

Uncheck     Compress (Support IP Payload Compression Protocol(IPComp))

Uncheck     Keep-Alive

Check         AH Hash Algorithm  SHA1

Uncheck     NetBIOS Broadcast

Uncheck     NAT Traversal

Check         Dead Peer Detection Interval 10 secs

Uncheck     Tunnel Backup :

Uncheck     Split DNS :

In the RV110W  my configuration is

IKE Policy Table

Add / Edit IKE Policy Configuration

Policy Name:  XXXX

Exchange Mode: Main

IKE SA Parameters

Encryption Algorithm: AES-128

Authentication Algorithm: SHA-1

Pre-Shared Key: XXXXXXXXX (same as RV042)

Diffie-Hellman (DH) Group: Group2 (1024 bit)

SA-Lifetime: 3600 Seconds

Dead Peer Detection: Check Enable

DPD Delay: 10

DPD Timeout: 30

VPN Policy Table

Add / Edit VPN Policy Configuration

Policy Name: XXXX

Policy Type: AutoPolicy

Remote Endpoint: IP Address

(the RV042 IP address)

Local Traffic Selection

Local IP: Subnet

IP Address:

Subnet Mask:

Remote Traffic Selection

Remote IP: Subnet

IP Address:

Subnet Mask:

Manual Policy Parameters  (disable, is in Auto Mode)

SPI-Incoming: 0x

SPI-Outcoming: 0x

Encryption Algorithm: 3DES



Integrity Algorithm: SHA-1



Auto Policy Parameters

SA-Lifetime: 28800 seconds

Encryption Algorithm: AES-128

Integrity Algorithm: SHA-1

PFS Key Group: Checked Enable

     DH Group 2 (1024 bit)

Select IKE Policy:  XXXX  (the same in previews configuration)

Can some one please tell me what I am doing wrong


3 Replies 3

Hello Mr. Sagastum,

My name is Diego and I am part of the Small  business Support community. I have seen your  post and would like to help you with information  that might be helpful on your case. On the next link you would find an example of VPN tunnel configuration, step by step. You could find this and more information about our cisco small business products on the guide me section.

If this answer was satisfactory for you, please mark the question as Answered.

Diego Rodriguez

Cisco network engineer

Thank you

Thanks Diego for your answer

I check the link, and is great to get started on VPN

Actually I have a couple VPN set in my RV042 Router and they work fine

My problem is matching and pairing the RV110W with RV042, to make the VPN Tunnel working between this two aplicances, specially because the configuration available in the RV110W is very limited. and the configuration setup page is very different from the RV042




I had the exact same configuration you mentioned and couldn´t get it running either.

I made it work only by disabling "Aggresive mode" on the rv042.

Good luck!

Pablo Magliola

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