Event ID 20180 — RRAS Routing Interfaces

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

The server running Routing and Remote Access uses a routing interface to forward unicast IP and multicast IP packets. There are two types of routing interfaces: LAN interfaces and demand-dial interfaces. A LAN interface is a physical interface that typically represents a local area connection that uses local area networking technology such as Ethernet or token ring. A demand-dial interface is a logical interface that represents a point-to-point connection. The point-to-point connection is based on either a physical connection, such as two routers connected over an analog phone line that uses modems, or a logical connection, such as two routers connected over a virtual private network (VPN) connection that uses the Internet.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 20180
Source: RemoteAccess
Version: 6.0
Symbolic Name: ROUTERLOG_IF_UNREACHABLE_REASON2
Message: Interface: %1 is unreachable because the connection attempt failed.

Resolve

Configure ports for remote access

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To configure ports for remote access:

  1. Open Routing and Remote Access. Click Start, click Run, type rrasmgmt.msc, and then press ENTER.
  2. In the console tree, right-click Ports.
  3. Click Properties.
  4. In the Ports Properties dialog box, click a device, and then click Configure.
  5. In the Configure Device dialog box, do one or both of the following:
    • To enable remote access, select the Remote access connections (inbound only) check box.
    • To enable demand-dial routing, select the Demand-dial routing connections (inbound and outbound) check box.

Verify

To verify that the remote access server can accept connections, establish a remote access connection from a client computer.

To create a VPN connection:

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Click Network and Internet, click Network and Sharing Center, and then click Set up a connection or network.
  3. Click Connect to a workplace, and then click Next.
  4. Complete the steps in the Connect to a Workplace wizard.

To connect to a remote access server:

  1. In Network and Sharing Center, click Manage network connections.
  2. Double-click the VPN connection, and then click Connect.
  3. Verify that the connection was established successfully.

RRAS Routing Interfaces

Routing and Remote Access Service Infrastructure