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[any other router]<vpn tunnels>[multiple wrv54g router

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by sydeburnz, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. sydeburnz

    sydeburnz Network Guru Member

    Is it possible to have any other router as my main router that connects to multiple wrv54g routers. I need something stable that keeps a connection at our HQ but would be compatible and can have a vpn tunnel to each of my stores that use the wrv54g.

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Speaking for myself, I run an SMCBR18VPN eight-port router as my main router with the WRV54G connected to it by a CAT5 ran from the SMC's LAN port to the WRV WAN port. I don't use the vpn capability of the SMC for vpn (although it does work) unless a I need to do a router to router gateway config, which does work (tested it with another WRV54G at another location). I also have a 2000 vpn server that has port 1723 and 500 forwarded to it by the SMC.

    Now for the part you've been waiting for; yes, quickvpn works in this configuration (just set this up). I'm planning on trying the tunnel portion a little later this evening. You just have to make sure that on your main router you forward ports 443 and 500 to address the WRV has assigned to its WAN port.

    I set my main router up to give out one ip address; when you plug in the CAT5 to the WRV's WAN port, it will pull that one ip address. From there, go back to the SMC and just forward ports to that address!

    Remember to keep in mind the original setup guidelines for quickvpn.

    Doc
     
  3. sydeburnz

    sydeburnz Network Guru Member

    im not really looking to use quickvpn. the original setup was all wrv54g routers because of the vpn utilities built into the routers. that way, we didnt have to install any additional software on the boxes at our stores. it just seems the router at the home office doesnt like the internet connection and i was looking for other opportunites to keep the same config at the store level, but just change something at the home office that was more reliable in reconnecting the the 'modem' after it falls out / regains sync.
     
  4. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    I've successfully setup WAN to WAN VPN's using Linksys routers at one end and Draytek Vigors at the other. The WRV54G uses IPSEC so pretty miuch any VPN router which supports that should work.
     
  5. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Okay. In that case, I'd still so go with the SMCBR18VPN Eight-Port Firewall Router. All the stats are solid; built-in PPTP/L2TP vpn server, dynamic vpn, 40 IPSEC vpn tunnels, 1 DB-9 male com port (ISDN/Dial-up) for failover, this is the piece!!! I neglected to mention before that when I connected my SMCBR18VPN router to a remote site that used a WRV54G, there were no little hiccups or errors on the line.

    My environment is 98% wireless so I use a wireless router as an access point to control the SMC router. It's a nice change from Linksys and will do the job if you're serious about getting away from Linksys also.

    http://www.smc.com/files/AP/DS_BR18VPN_EN.pdf

    I got mine from Newegg.com for $78; you get a whole "helluva lot" for $78...

    Doc
     

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