Setup to routers for VPN

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by mergs, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. mergs

    mergs LI Guru Member

    I have an office that has a T1 line coming in to a propriatry router. Inside the office I have a Linksys BEFSX41 that acts as the DHCP server. Most of the computers are connected to 16port hubs. I'd like to add a new router to the mix, which is a Linksys WRV54G for VPN. Here's what I tried:

    T1 router (gateway address -
    BEFSX41 has an external address ( Internal

    Connected WRV54G to hub (1 cable to LAN, 1 cable to WAN)
    LAN address WAN address
    DHCP is OFF

    Problem: I can't ping the address from anywhere!
    I can get to the WRV54G setup page, though.

    What I want to do is leave the BEFSX41 the way it is and have the WRV54G allow VPN from the outside.

  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    the WRV is most likely in gateway mode, set it up in router mode. (advanced routing)
  3. mergs

    mergs LI Guru Member

    Will the first router need changes

    Thanks for your reply.

    Will the first router (BESFX41) need to be setup to allow VPN tunnels (passthru) or should I be able to go directly to the 2nd (WRV)?
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