Newbie Question: "Is It possible to...."

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by eyendall, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. eyendall

    eyendall Networkin' Nut Member

    I am currently set-up as internet modem==Linksys RT31P2 Vonage voip router==Cisco WRT160Nv3 router with latter configured as a wireless bridge (access point?).

    If I attach a second WRT160Nv3 router can I have two independent wireless networks operating? One for my Mac and PC computers and the other for my TV, AppleTV with Firecore, Google TV devices? I would put DD_WRT firmware on this router. Is this possible? I am not trying to diddle my ISP to get two internet connections for the price of one and would envisage having to physically switch from one network to the other.

    I want to do this so that I can put a permanent vpn setting on the router serving my media devices to access regionally restricted media sites such as BBCUK. I use the Astrill vpn service installed on my Mac but with my present wireless connection my media devices cannot access it.

    Am I going down the wrong track? Is there a simpler and more straight-forward way to get I want?

    I am lacking familiarity with both the technology and the vocabulary so hope I have expressed clearly what i want to do and why.
  2. eyendall

    eyendall Networkin' Nut Member

    catedger spiral

  3. dalexop

    dalexop Networkin' Nut Member

    Hey Eyendall,

    I think your other post is more straight forward.
    You are asking here for customizations that are complex, given these simple routers.

    These devices are meant for simple home networks where Routing is limited to a Default gateway.

    Once you get into static routing, across vendors, you being to get into tougher issues to crack.

    (See my post on static routes between the WRT and a USR.)

    Good luck !
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