Linksys BEFSX41 vpn question

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by gu014, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. gu014

    gu014 LI Guru Member

    I have problem here that i was wondering if the linksys router could solve. I have a server at LOCATION A. This server pushes a display to multiple workstations. These workstations are assigned internal ips from the router at the LOCATION 1. Now, i have one workstation at a remote location; LOCATION 2 with a different external IP. In order for the workstation at LOCATION 2 to communicate it has to be assigned an internal ip from locations 1's network. First of all, is this possible? If it is possible will i be able to assign say,, where this ip address is of the remote location. I have two BEFSX31 routers available. Would a vpn be a solution? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  2. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    Save yourself some headache and make sure these 2 networks are on different subnets (LOCATION1 192.168.0.X, LOCATION2 192.168.1.X)

    Now when your workstation from location 2 connects to the VPN its assigned an IP address that wouldnt conflict with the local router.

    But to answer your question, yes it is possible to set that up. Personally i'd setup the server at location A and just forward the apropriate ports to that computer from the routers. (pptp = 1723 etc)
  3. gu014

    gu014 LI Guru Member

    just something i failed to mention:
    These "workstations" do not run on any windows or *nix OS. They all run on Microsoft CAL service. They power up...CAL starts and they are assigned an IP from the server. The problems comes into play with the remote location. How can i configure this workstation, considering it is not a true OS, to pick up the other locations info so the server can see it.

    i.e. Main location has 9 touch screen workstations(point of sale). They all receive their display from the server on the same LAN. How can the workstation at the remote location pick up the same while on a seperate external network with a seperate public IP. All 9 workstations at the main location have IP of type 192.168.1.x In order for all to communicate they must all be of the same type.... I do not see how this is possible?
  4. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    For this to happen your going to need the router to keep a VPN tunnel open all of the time, then it doesnt rely on the computer establishing the connection. are you sure the model is befsx31? im not familiar with the capabilities of this router so i dont know what it can do.

    but for instance the RV042 vpn router
    (not sure if the link is gona work)
    You could set one up and location 1 and another at location 2, they would have a tunnel open at all times, this way your terminal at the 2nd location would think its on the same local network as the others and it would work the same way. Im not sure what you have for upload bandwidth but it could be pretty slow depending on how much information your transmitting.
  5. gu014

    gu014 LI Guru Member

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