RV082 and Wireless

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by heyman, Oct 12, 2004.

  1. heyman

    heyman Network Guru Member


    My knowledge about networking is limited so I need some advice on how to setup my home office.
    Recently I got a travelling job so I have to be on the road quite a bit. Many times I need access to files on my home PC.
    I have 2 internet connections at home - cable and adsl for redudancy. If cable goes down (has not in 6 months) - I manually switch to adsl. I use Linksys WRT54G as my router. We have 2 laptops which we use wirelessly.
    Now with this new requirement of remote use - I was thinking of upgrading the network in such a way that I can connect remotely to my machines and also utilize my 2 ISP connections. We also need the wireless connectivity within our home LAN.
    So far I think I will need a RV042 (or RV082). From reading the reviews and other posts - it sounds like RV082 is more stable. For wireless I was thinking of getting a G-Acess point like WAP54G or something.
    Am I on the right line? Can someone suggest something better?

    Also if this is all I need - perhaps you can also give me some tips how to connect an access point to RV082.

  2. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    Yep that would work :D

    You could of course use your current WRT54G as an access point by connecting it to the RV082 via it's LAN port. You would need to switch off it's DHCP server and set the LAN IP address to one in the same range as the RV082, other than that it should work fine.
  3. heyman

    heyman Network Guru Member

    Custom firmware

    Just read some posts in other custom firmware forums.

    I guess to save money I can even install one of these custom firmwares (as long as I can connect remotely to my internal network which is what my no. 1 priority is)

    Will that work? I just want to be sure before I rip out my old setup.
  4. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    Yep some of the third party firmwares add VPN support to the WRT54G, I haven't personally tried them so I can't say how well they work. Of course you would only be able utilize one of your broadband connections.

    In which country are you based?
  5. heyman

    heyman Network Guru Member

    I am from Canada (working in US now)
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