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Network Setup

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by vertcnc, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. vertcnc

    vertcnc LI Guru Member

    I am a newbie to networking so please be easy on me. I have a network at my office that consists of 5 workstations wired through switch and sbs 2003 server. Sbs 2003 is the DCHP server. Isp supplied Netopia 3346N with 5 static ip's. I have a WRV54g router that I would like to use for wireless access and also vpn access to network.

    What would be the ip schema? Do I use the linksys router behind the netopia modem and then bridge the netopia? I am a little conserned about security on the business network from the internet. My goal is to be abe to run remote desktop, and have access to email.

    Thanks

    Tim
     
  2. vertcnc

    vertcnc LI Guru Member

    Can anyone help.

    Thanks
     
  3. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    how many of these IP addresses are you using?

    if you want the linksys to have its own IP for the VPN then it has to go behind the netopia but not necessarily in a bridge mode.

    As far as the IP schema, you can make something completely different from the rest of the network or make it within the same subnet. it totally depends on what you need to do
     
  4. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    You have a tossup.....do pinholes on the Netopia and let your SBS do the VPN, or bridge the Netopia and use the wrv as your sole router/NAT/PPPoE device.

    The Netopia is a solid performing fast router...granted.. a bit dry in features. The wrt is full of features...known to be a bit buggy at times.

    Flip a coin. Try both.
     
  5. vertcnc

    vertcnc LI Guru Member

    Currently I am not using any of the static ip's from the isp. I am thinking that one static Ip for vpn on the WRV would be the way to go. I think that when I tried to config. the wrv for vpn it requires you to change the IP address to something that is not on the current subnet, so I am a liitle confused. Also for wireless access to the business network via WRV, doesn't the WRv have to be the Dhcp server for these addresses.

    Thanks

    tim
     

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