Two Routers for VPN ?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by .Joel, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. .Joel

    .Joel LI Guru Member

    Hi All,

    Just after some advice.

    Essentially what we would like to do is link my network here at home, with a friends network at his own house. Available to us at present is a Linksys WRT54G, and at my house I am running a m0n0wall box.

    We are interested in having the two networks linked. So that anybody on this network, can see any of the computers on the remote network and vice versa.

    Both networks are static ip addresses, and on ADSL2+, so bandwidth for the connections shouldn't be a problem.

    Best case scenario, are we able to setup the network with two WRT54Gs, and link them. Or is this not possible ?

    We are looking for a realatively easy and quick solution to being able to link the two networks.

    Your help appreciated. Or any simple guides to follow regarding VPNs.


  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    does m0n0wall not support PPTP? i think it does. what version of the WRT54G do you have? if it is a v1-v4 you could use DD-WRT firmware (vpn) and setup a PPTP VPN tunnel between the WRT54G and the m0n0wall server.

    if your going to have the tunnel up for a long time and your going to transfer alot of data between the two locations then possibly a solution would be getting 2 VPN routers like the RV042 or RV082
  3. .Joel

    .Joel LI Guru Member

    Hi, and thankyou for your response.

    We will try to m0n0wall idea, with the 3rd party firmware on the linksys to begin with. See how the speeds are and what the data consumption is etc.

    Then we may move over to putting a couple of RV042's in, as reading up on them, they seem to offer everything we need.


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