VPN between building solution

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by makram.ng, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. makram.ng

    makram.ng LI Guru Member

    Hi all

    I am new to this forum. I am looking for a wifi solution to communicate between two buildings using VPN.
    I want to have two Wireless APs (one in each building) connected to the LAN and then interconnect the 2 LANs with the APs. I want that the tranffic will be highlty secured (WPA2 and IPSec tunnels). However, I don't want the clients to feel any changes (I prefer to make all the changes at the level of the APs). I have as first choice the BRV200 choosen. Can expermimented people in this forum give me some recommendations ?

    Thanks a lot for your help
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    I think you mean wrv200, if so that device is good but has some minor issues at the moment that hopefully will be addressed in future firmware releases. The biggest headache is about once every 2 weeks or so you will have to reboot one or both as the tunnel will seem to lock up for no reason.

    But, from your description it sounds like you are trying to create an ipsec tunnel over wifi. I cant say i know of a way to do this. If the buildings have a cable run that you can use, what you are suggesting would be no problem with just about any wireless vpn router.

    Also depending on how far the buildings are, you could possibly use WDS or one AP in bridge mode (assuming no cable run) as a way to extend your lan, someone a little more versed in WDS and AP bridging would have to answer that for sure, but i believe in either case you can still have wpa2 support.
  3. makram.ng

    makram.ng LI Guru Member

    Hi IfiCan

    Yes, I meant wrv200, the issue is that we want to expand our activities, and in the current building there is no more space, and we rented a close building and we want to expand our LAN there and I want to interconnect them with a wireless solution and I want also to ensure that the traffic between the APs is secured (with IPSec tunnels). That's it

    Thanks for your fast reply :)
  4. netlinker

    netlinker LI Guru Member

    - get two Buffalo WHR-HP-G54
    - flash them with the DD-WRT Firmware as per these instructions:


    - set up a WDS link and enable WPA encryption

    This is working fine for me. I also own a WRV200 but would not recommend it. The firmware is still too buggy for serious business use.

    If you want to add another layer of encryption, you could get two RV082 and hook the WHR-HP-G54 bridges to the WAN interfaces of the RV082.
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