How to securely remotely access BEFVP41

How to securely remotely access BEFVP41

Post by Richar » Sat, 07 Feb 2004 00:18:44


Hello,

I have a Linksys BEFVP41 router which works great.

However, every now and then I need to access the router when I am out of the
office.

I can access the router remotely without any problems; however, I am
concerned that the password I enter to access the router is not encrypted.
Is there a way to remotely access the BEFVP41 securely? i.e. using https
rather than http?

The accessing is done with different computers in different locations, some
with dial-up, so a VPN tunnel is not an option.

Yours truly,

Richard
 
 
 

How to securely remotely access BEFVP41

Post by Frank Wina » Wed, 18 Feb 2004 11:50:42

"Richard" wrote
If you've got a linux box on that lan; the router is publishing a web page to the
lan side {if this works you can turn off the public access to it}, and the squid
package on linux will make it seem as if that linux server is publishing that page;
download the free PUTTY.EXE program, click on Tunnels and forward local port
80 of the winbox to 127.0.0.1:80 of the linux box. Open the winbox's web
browser and point it at http://localhost/ and you'll be connected to the linux
box's localhost port 80, which squid proxies over to the router's web page.
Minor gotcha; if your winbox is sharing a connection using ICS, don't browse
to http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ; stick
to spelling it http://localhost/ and you should be jake. Umm, haven't tried this yet.
Oh, and you must use putty to login to linux {any userid will suffice} before
you can open the web page. If you don't need that login session for any other use,
is ok to logoff once your web session is open; the login session will print a polite
message and 'hang' there until all forwared port tcp/ip sessions are closed later.
Putty fits on a floppy, and is mostly standalone; it just uses registry entries {or
some file?} to maintain signatures of already-seen distant ssh servers, but
otherwise leaves nothing on the winbox. Very handy indeed.

 
 
 

How to securely remotely access BEFVP41

Post by funaram » Thu, 19 Feb 2004 08:50:58

Here's your solution. Brand new Linksys product. USB/Firewall/VPN
adapter.

Connect via a VPN connection and administer via your private LAN.

Read about it here. Anyone whose wanting to avoid the hassle of 3rd
party software or XP/2000 VPN clients. I'd recommend this option.

http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

How to securely remotely access BEFVP41

Post by Frank Wina » Fri, 20 Feb 2004 07:52:41

"Frank Winans" wrote
I tried it out {used a dlink pocket printer adapter web page instead of a real BEFVP41]
and it worked ok. And I was wrong, you don't need squid for this.