5 routers, 4 servers, 4 switches, 4 desktops

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by artgle, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. artgle

    artgle Guest

    O.K., now that I've got your attention...
    I've got a network with a WRT54G v1 at the top.
    Below that I've got 4 routers, two of which are a linksys BEFSR11 and BEFSR41. I'll ignore the other two for simplicity.
    See the attached .jpg image for clarity.
    I'm using the 4 lower routers to segment the LAN of the 54G into separate Domains. Each server gets it's own.
    I've got the servers fully functional with static IPs and the four lower routers are fully functional with static IPs.
    Servers can see the internet, and desktops which are getting their IPs from the Servers' DHCP are seeing the internet.

    My problem is "Routing Tables"....
    I've read everything I can find, exhausted Linksys live chat, ( I think I exhausted the poor kid), and still I can't get the servers to see each other.
    I'm attempting to create a scenario where the servers can connect as though they were separated by the internet.
    To create Domain Trusts, and VPN.

    I don't want to buy VPN routers... That would defeat my purpose.

    I'm trying to set up "Routing Tables" in the routers to have them look at each other.
    I've enabled WAN Requests in each router.
    Any suggestions?

  2. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    how about flashing the WRT54G at the top with a 3rd party firmware, and setup a different VLAN on each port, eliminate the 4 routers and replace with 4 switches. The network will be segmented like you want and the segments should be able to talk to eachother because the router will know what to do with the different subnets
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    yeah or use monowall as your main firewall/router/vpn etc just add a few lan cards and a few switches
  4. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    any update as to what you decided to do?
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