My little exercise tonight was attempt to get a freeswan client to connect to my RVS4000. I couldn’t do it, at least not with my patience level. I did, however, manager to get the Linksys QuickVPN software to work under wine without any trouble.

  1. Install wine
  2. Download the latest version of QuickVPN from LinksysInfo
  3. Run the QuickVPN installer (e.g. wine VPN_Client_xxyy.exe)
  4. Login to your router,
    1. Setup a VPN user for yourself
    2. Generate a new certficate
    3. Export the client certificate to your desktop
  5. Move the client certificate (in the screenshot you’ll see this as RVS4000_Client.pem) to “~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Linksys/Linksys VPN Client”
  6. Fire up the client and put in your login and connection details.
  7. Enjoy!