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VPN Tunnel Control

Activating a VPN Tunnel

There are three ways to activate a VPN tunnel:

Using the VPN Status Page to Activate a VPN Tunnel

To use the VPN Status screen to activate a VPN tunnel, perform the following steps:

  1. Log in to the Modem Router.
  2. Open the DG834G v3 management interface and click on VPN Status to get the VPN Status/Log screen (Figure 7-29).

    Figure 7-29

  3. Click on VPN Status (Figure 7-29) to get the Current VPN Tunnels (SAs) screen (Figure 7-30). Click on Connect for the VPN tunnel you want to activate.

    Figure 7-30

Activate the VPN Tunnel by Pinging the Remote Endpoint

Note: This section uses for an example remote endpoint LAN IP address.

To activate the VPN tunnel by pinging the remote endpoint (e.g.,, do the following steps depending on whether your configuration is client-to-gateway or gateway-to-gateway:

Figure 7-31: Running a Ping test to the LAN from the PC

This will cause a continuous ping to be sent to the first DG834G v3. After between several seconds and two minutes, the ping response should change from "timed out" to "reply."

Note: Use Ctrl-C to stop the pinging.

Figure 7-32

Once the connection is established, you can open the browser of the PC and enter the LAN IP address of the remote DG834G v3. After a short wait, you should see the login screen of the Modem Router (unless another PC already has the DG834G v3 management interface open).

Start Using a VPN Tunnel to Activate It

To use a VPN tunnel, use a Web browser to go to a URL whose IP address or range is covered by the policy for that VPN tunnel.

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