Hi Guys, I am posting for help because i am running way behind on my project and trying to find some help from anyone....... anywhere!! Some background.... I am working on a product named "LS" for simplicity, that taps into a datastream with a sniffer and then exports the data to a database. From this database, we can use our "LS" tools. One of the main features of the product is that it uses a sniffer so it is "Non-intrusive" to the environment, which will not create any downtime as it is not an active element in the network. So again, but in short..... there are 2 sites, the client site has the data we would like to provide feedback on. The other end is the LS product (both ends are separated by Internet). Goal --> I need Promiscuously received (LAN) packets to traverse the WAN so they are received by "LS". The project i was asked to do was "easier said, than done", but this was to extend the sniffer port over the WAN so that it is not needed to go on site to tap into the data, where i can just send a Router. Right now, what it looks like i need is a LAN "Repeater" to Repeat (forward) the packets over the WAN (via VPN). I have seen Wireless Reaters in many 3rd party Router Firmwares, but they do not include any repeater functions for LAN. My efforts so far have been mainly with DD-WRT. However, my packets do pass into the LAN area of the Router, but do not traverse the WAN. I somehow need to make these packets go the rest of the way and go across the WAN and then i am finished. Problems (and open questions): I have found that there are 2 NICs in question (LAN and WAN). The LAN seems to be in Promiscuous mode and accepts all packets of any MAC address. Although it does not seem that the WAN NIC is promiscuous and i cannot turn it On via normal methods. The packets i need to receive will not be addressed to the router (via MAC or IP). I (and others) have communicated with DD-WRT at different (appropriate) levels and have not got much feedback. However, DD-WRT is great Firmware and would be my 1st choice, but i would go with whatever works right now. Questions: 1) Is what i am required to do even possible? 2) Could i route Promiscuous Packets through the WAN if i was using a Linux Machine with 2 NICs? 3) Are there some socket filters that are applied to the WAN's NIC to not allow Promiscuous packets? 4) Is there someone here who can jump and help? 5) Is there other software that may be a better approach? TIA, Rich.