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Network Setup Question

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Sirgey, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. Sirgey

    Sirgey Network Guru Member

    I just upgraded to WRT54G v2.2. I work from home a couple of days a week, over VPN, my network at work is 192.168.1.x, in order for me to come in through VPN I need to be coming from an IP that doesn't belong in that range, so I use 10.10.0.x. Ok this all works fine, my problem is that my wife also needs to have access to her office over VPN, and her office requires her to be coming from 192.168.1.x. I do have access to my old router if I need it (2wire homeportal 100). Any idea how I can accomplish this without making any changes to her laptop (she doesn't have admin rights to her laptop). Any advice, tips or points in the right direction would be appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Joe
     
  2. Toril

    Toril Network Guru Member

    Your work machine settings are rigid, and so are hers. So why not change the network at home? Noone says you have to use 192.168.1.x ... use 192.168.7.x. Or something different. At home, I use 172.16.0.x ...

    RFC 1918 states the following allocation for private internets:

    10.0.0.0 - 10.255.255.255 (10/8 prefix)
    172.16.0.0 - 172.31.255.255 (172.16/12 prefix)
    192.168.0.0 - 192.168.255.255 (192.168/16 prefix)

    So you could even use 172.25.25.x ... Many options! Because the WRT54G's "biggest" network is a /24 (255.255.255.0 subnet mask), it thinks 172.16.4.x and 172.16.5.x are two different networks.
     
  3. Sirgey

    Sirgey Network Guru Member

    Thanks for your reply, I actually got it to work just by using the second router downstream from the WRT45G, using the network address that her work requires. The rest of my network seems to still be up and running fine, so until I hear of a reason I shouldn't be doing it this way, I guess it will stay.
    Thanks,
    Joe
     

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