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Connecting a Linksys RV042 Behind a Linksys WRT54G

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by mrbill, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. mrbill

    mrbill Network Guru Member

    Hello,
    I was looking to install a Linksys RV042 behind a Linksys WRT54G in order to push a site to site VPN from the RV042, through the WRT54G, to a Cisco PIX 515. The reason for this is we already have a WRT54G connected to a DSL modem supporting 802.11G users but need to VPN tunnel a few devices back to a Cisco PIX at the main office. I was given good feedback to stay away from the WRV54G.
    Does anyone know if this is possible given the ports on the WRT54G are going to want to hand out DHCP?

    Thanks,
    MrBill
     
  2. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    If the WRT54G is setup to use NAT, which is the default setting, then no it's not going to work. Why not connect the RV042 to the DSL modem and then connect the WRT54G to the LAN side of the RV042 via one of it's network points and just use it as an AP?
     
  3. mrbill

    mrbill Network Guru Member

    Taz,
    Thanks much for the info.
    I have no issue connecting the RV042 to the DSL modem and then connecting the WRT54G just as an AP to a network port on the RV. Any trick to the config on the RV to make this happen? Do you know of a place I can get a sample config on that?
    Thanks,
    MrBill
     
  4. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    Shouldn't really need any configuration, just connect them both via their LAN ports and the router part of the WRT54G will be ignored. Obviously you would want to disable the DHCP server on one of the devices ;)
     
  5. mrbill

    mrbill Network Guru Member

    Sounds great.

    Thanks :)
     

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