Exposing WRV54G as VPN endpoint behind DSL router

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by Jayma, Jun 27, 2004.

  1. Jayma

    Jayma Network Guru Member

    At my office I have a WRV54G sitting behind an ActionTec 1524 DSL router. I'm trying to figure out the best way to expose the VPN endpoint of my wrv54g when it is sitting behind an Actiontec DSL router. Ideally, I would dumb down the 1524 so that it is just handles the Internet connection and everything else is handled by the WRV54G. Is static routing the way to get all external traffic directed to the WRV54G? I have also read discussion on using transparent bridging but folks say that won't work because the 1524 must had NAT turned on in order to handle PPPoA connections properly.

    Any help from anyone who has dealt with VPN router sitting behind a DSL router is greatly appreciated

    Thanks much, Jay
  2. Jayma

    Jayma Network Guru Member


    My situation has been resolved. I was able to get everything working by turning the ActionTec into a transparent bridge. I was able to do that because although Qwest wants me to use PPPoA which my Linksys router doesn't support, their servers still accept PPPoE which is supported by my router. For the curious, I now have a VPN tunnel setup that looks like this:

    Linksys BEFSX41 router
    RCA Cable modem
    ** Internet **
    ActionTec 1524 Dsl router
    Linksys WRV54G router

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