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wrv54g (static) to wrv54g (dynamic) Tunnel - Can it be done

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rbarlow, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. rbarlow

    rbarlow LI Guru Member


    I am not quite sure where to post my topic.

    I have recently purchased 2 wrv54g vpn routers for two locations of our business. I have read the linksys manual and have been in touch with technical support but I am not getting far but I am slowly understanding what I need to do but I am far from knowing everything. I wanted to describe my scenario to see if i am going the right way.

    Site 1 - I have 12 workstations all running XP Pro. I have, high speed internet with a static IP Address. At Site 1 location I have given the internal IP Addresses starting with 192.168.2.XX for all my workstations

    Site 2 - Is on an Island and I only have 2 workstations running XP Pro. I have high speed satellite internet service with a dynamic IP Address. At Site 2 location I have given the internal IP Addresses starting with 192.168.3.XX for all my workstations.

    My Goal is to creat a VPN Tunnel from Site 2 to Site 1(known address). At site 2 there is a computer where I eventually want to see the desktop so I can run a particular program. I want to be able to do this from my home. So I guess my internal ip address for my computers at home will 192.168.1.xx.

    My first question is a VPN just for network shares or can you actually view a desktop to a particular workstation. Second am I doing things right so far. What should be my next consideration

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.


    Rick Balrow
    Richmond, Va.
  2. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    You could post the settings of your routers to give a little more insight for starters. In the meantime, take a look at this thread I started at bbr showing how to configure an IPSEC vpn tunnel between a WRV54G and an SMCBR18VPN router:



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