rv082 Help. 2 routers.

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by underzen, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. underzen

    underzen Network Guru Member

    I just got the rv082 and its pretty sweet. I am having a problem though. I have a private dsl connection in a remote location. We will call this Router A. Router B is the router in my main location and allows Router A to access my AS/400 server ( on my local LAN. Router C is my new rv082 which is connected to my bellsouth DSL for internet connectivity at my main location. All of the local users at my main location are able to access the internet through the rv082. All of the routers are able to ping one another. The users at the remote location which are behind router A can access all of the local servers at the main location which is behind router B. However the remote users behind router A can not ping or access any PUBLIC websites or IP's that are not part of the local network at the main location, - DNS is working at the remote location behind router A because when I ping yahoo.com it translates the domain name into its IP but just times out. A tracert from a windows xp box at the remote location behind Router A shows this:

    C:\Documents and Settings\Nancy>tracert yahoo.com

    Tracing route to yahoo.com []
    over a maximum of 30 hops:

    1 2 ms 1 ms 2 ms
    2 23 ms 23 ms 21 ms
    3 34 ms 35 ms 34 ms
    4 37 ms 40 ms 39 ms miamidslrouter []
    5 * *

    the and .216 are routers located at Bellsouth that are part of bellsouth's internal private dsl network. As you can see when I tracert to yahoo.com the request flows through the network perfectly and ends up at miamidslrouter which is Router C , however it just times out from here. I have a static route in the rv082 which routes back to Router A's network ( I had a crappy 4 year old netgear router that works perfectly with this setup but when I added the RV082 it stopped working. I've tried turning off the firewall and that didn't work either.

    Any ideas??

    Router A (at remote location)

    Router B (at main location)

    Router C (at main location for DSL internet)


  2. 4Access

    4Access Network Guru Member

    Apparently you intentionally want all internet traffic in the remote office to flow through the main office?

    The thing that gets me is when you did the tracert why you saw any hops between and If the VPN is functioning properly a tracert should jump strait from to to

  3. underzen

    underzen Network Guru Member

    You are correct. I want all internet traffic from the remote office to flow through the main office. The remote office has a few PC's which need access to the internet and we have a 1.5Mbps private dsl connection from our remote office to our main office so why not share the main office's DSL connection and save some money in the process.

    I am not using a VPN from our remote office to the main office which has the rv082. The VPN function from the rv082 is used for our outside (traveling) sales force for access to some internal servers.
  4. 4Access

    4Access Network Guru Member

    So just to clarify, the remote office has no direct internet connection correct? I take it this "private DSL" connection between your remote & main offices is cheaper than just getting a regular DSL connection to the internet for the remote office?

    Ahh. Ok then that explains the tracert results. I'd be willing to bet your rv082 at the remote office is NAT'ing between it's WAN & LAN interfaces instead of simply routing. I'm not familiar with the rv082 and I'm getting an error from the Linksys website right now when I try to download the manual for the rv082 so I can't tell you where to look but there should be an option to disable "Gateway" mode or something to that effect in the rv082.

    BTW, is it just me or has the Linksys website been very unreliable ever sense the new site design... :noway:
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