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VPN from Android smartphone to Small Business RVS4000 4-Port Gigabit Security Router with VPN


Hi all,

I need to build a VPN tunnel from my Android  smartphone to Cisco RVS4000, but looking on some Internet forums I  understand that I can't build a VPN tunnel between a smartphone and the  router I purchased. Can you confirm this aspect? I am doubtful because  in all the forums the web configuration interface of the router is  Linksys-branded, whereas my model has a web interface Cisco-branded. Is  it anyway the same model? Is there no way to get what I want with this  router?

I read that the Cisco RV042 or RV042G should do in my  case. With these models, can I build the VPN channel without any  problems? I particularly interested in knowing if I must set static  public IP addresses on router and smartphone, or if I can rely on a high  level authentication.

After all, I would like to be able to  download a vpn client on any Android smartphone and connect via a VPN  tunnel to my router using the cellular connection.

Thanks in advance for your support.

Best regards,


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Hello Mr. Mighalli,

Unfortunately we is not possible to connect Smartphones via VPN using a RVS4000.

The Smartphones only support Cisco IPSec connectivity which is not included on the RVS4000

Diego Rodriguez

Cisco network engineer

Thank you

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thanks for your support. Unfortunately I am not clear about the question. On an Android smartphone I can set up different kinds of vpn: PPTP VPN, L2TP VPN, two kinds of IPSec VPN, and OpenVPN VPN. In the configuration web page of my Cisco RVS4000, I see only one option for setting up a VPN tunnel, that is IPSec VPN.

Do I misinterpreted what I read?


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