Velocity Reviews - Computer Hardware Reviews

Velocity Reviews > Newsgroups > Computing > Cisco > Linksys RV082 strangeness

Thread Tools

Linksys RV082 strangeness

Posts: n/a
Apologies in advance if this isn't the right group, but it's as close as I
could find.

I have two Linksys RV082s. One is in one office with a dynamically assigned
IP via a cable modem. The other is in a second office and has a fixed IP
assigned by that office's ISP. The routers work just fine.


On the setup page, I can enter all the appropriate information, WAN IP,
gateway, net mask, DNS, and so on. I can do this for both WAN links and the
information sticks. However, on the System Summary page (status) I see all
the information *except* the WAN IP1 and 2 addresses. They just read
Both units do this, either set on dual WAN or DMZ. They still do it set on
fixed or dynamic IP. Thinking I had something odd going on with the box, I
reset one of them back to factory default - twice. I even flashed to a
different copy of the same firmware. (it already had the latest)
Normally, it isn't a big issue. Both boxes work like champs. But, with the
one that has a dynamic addy, I have no idea what my public IP is. I'd have
to visit a site like to see my own stinkin'
address. It shouldn't be this way. I've contacted Linksys support twice.
As soon as the first tech realized his canned answers weren't working, we
mysteriously got disconnected. I contacted them again. This time, a
different tech was more helpful, and suggested I spoof the MAC of the
computer I was connecting with. (um, why?) I did that, and it didn't make
the WAN IP show up. A that point the tech essentially said, it's broken,
send it back.
Reading the description on the system summary page, it says "It shows the
current WAN1 IP address of the Router, as seen by external users on the
internet and hyperlinks to the WAN connection type in the Setup page." The
setup page looks just fine. So, I'm thinking that somehow, the hyperlink in
*both* units is broken, or the display to the outside world is stealthed.
(though for the life of me, I can't find any stealth settings) A traceroute
from my house back to the place this box is works, so it's not really
Now the odds that both are broken the same way are vanishingly small odds.
It simply must be something I'm doing.
Anyone seen this or simethign like it?


Reply With Quote
Posts: n/a
On Thu, 16 Feb 2006 19:26:15 -0500, "Dave" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Anyone seen this or simethign like it?

I can't help you directly at all, sorry. I don't own nor have I ever
owned an RV082.

However, there are lots of people who do own them in the Linksys forum
on the web site. I'm pretty sure you'd be able to
find the guidance and advice you need over there.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I want to create Site to Site VPN with Cisco PIX501 and Linksys RV082 Cisco 1 09-10-2007 10:03 PM
Linksys RV082 Problem: Can "login" but can't access web based utility Giffy Cisco 1 06-28-2006 02:51 PM
Site to Site VPN with PIX 515e and Linksys RV082 Richard Cisco 1 01-25-2006 04:40 AM
Linksys rv042 & rv082 hbr Cisco 0 01-24-2005 05:51 PM
Linksys RV082: new VPN load-balance router end user too Cisco 3 01-16-2004 02:50 PM