Newbie here need help...

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by ahds20, May 27, 2013.

  1. ahds20

    ahds20 Reformed Router Member

    Hi, i would like to ask for help on how to assign an IP address to my Linksys EA3500 Wireless router that is connected to my RV082 VPN router. I would like to access the configuration page of EA3500 using my VPN router. I hope somebody can help me and give me a step by step guide/instruction on how to do this.

    Thank you.
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    what ports are used to connect the EA3500 and RV082?
  3. ahds20

    ahds20 Reformed Router Member

    Hi Sir, both are connected thru their LAN ports. i made it a LAN-to-LAN connection.
  4. Sfor

    Sfor Network Guru Member

    I presume, you want to access the EA3500 web interface through a VPN tunnel made with RV082.

    If so, it is necesary to add a routing rule in EA3500 to send all the traffic to the other end of the VPN tunnel to RV082 IP. RV082 have to act as the gateway to the IP you are accessing the EA3500 from, and EA3500 has to send the packet to this IP through RV082.
  5. ahds20

    ahds20 Reformed Router Member

    thanks for your reply sir.. can you please give me a step by step guide that i may follow to this?

    thanks in advance.
  6. Sfor

    Sfor Network Guru Member

    I know nothing about EA3500. So I can not give you any detailed instructions.

    Im assuming the EA3500 and RV082 are connected through their respective LAN ports.

    In that case. Requests sent from your offsite IP are comming through the RV082 VPN tunnel. Then they are arriving to the EA3500 LAN IP. The problem starts here. EA3500 has to know the RV082 is the gateway to the offsite IP you have sent the request from. If it does not have the correct routing rule it will try to send answers through its default routing rule (in most cases it is the WAN port, as the offsite IP does not belong to the LAN adress range).

    So, EA3500 has to be aware of the fact the RV082 is the gateway to the IP on the other side of the VPN tunnel.

    Another problem is, if EA3500 will respond to the packets comming through LAN port from an address other than the LAN. Not all the routers do so. In some it is necesary to turn the remote managment function on.
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