RV042 - port forwarding between WANs

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by piotr.dobrogost, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. piotr.dobrogost

    piotr.dobrogost LI Guru Member

    Hi All

    My setup:
    Internet <-> WAG300N ( <-> ( RV042 ( <-> WRT54G3G ( <-> Internet
    LAN is 192.168.0.x/24 and is connected to RV042 which LAN IP is

    My problem:
    I'd like to be able to reach each one of both gateways via the second one from the Internet. This would be very helpfull in case of remote management and problems with one of two ISPs. From what I can see RV042 doesn't allow port forwarding between its wan interfaces making what I need impossible. Is this right?
  2. pablito

    pablito Network Guru Member

    What I do is to SSH into an internal box and tunnel back. That way I can come in over either WAN and reach something on the other WAN (or anything else). I setup a profile with two port tunnels so I just pick localhost:8001 or localhost:8002 for example and reach the desired device.
    This has saved me a few times when one WAN was down and I needed to get in or fix something to get the other WAN back up.
  3. piotr.dobrogost

    piotr.dobrogost LI Guru Member

    Thanks for info. I'm aware it can be done in the way you described. With dual wan routers it's all about robustness and one would hope for such a feature making an overall setup even more robust.

    I'm very curious if any dual wan router (from makers such as PePLink, SonicWall, Xincom, Zyxel, DrayTek etc.) has this feature.
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