WRV54G VPN Behind Another Router

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by DocLarge, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Boredom has overcome, so I'm trying something new with vpn. Obviously, the WRV54G doesn't do PPoA (I'm hoping NTL or Telewest will hurry up and get in my area over here in London), so I had to buy a WAG54G. I took my WRV out of mothballs the other day and connected it (via crossover cable) from one of its lan ports to one of the open lan ports on the WAG (the WAG is connecting to the internet). The advantage of putting my WRV back online is that I can use my aftermarket high gain antennae to extend the range of my wireless devices. However, it's functioning mostly as a switch.

    I did change it (WRV) from gateway to router, and now I'm trying to see if I can use it's vpn capabilites behind the WAG. Theoretically, I should be able to forward ports on the WAG to the WRV for VPN. I'm hoping that the quickvpn client will be able to function in this manner.

    Before I get too caught up in this science project, is anyone else running their WRV54G "behind" another router that's connecting to the internet "but" still using the vpn capabilities of the WRV54G (and the quickvpn client) at the same time?
  2. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    Doesn't need to as it's a cable router not an ADSL router.

    I haven't setup a WRV54G in that way but I have with a BEFVP41. You can get it to function in a limited way but it's not recommended.

    If you want to use the WRV54G with an ADSL line then the correct solution would be to use an Ethernet ADSL modem, something like the Westell WireSpeed 2000 or Zoom 5560 X3.
  3. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    How do you connect?


    I found info on the zoom modem and as I'm finding out over here (I'm American), everything is becoming a combination modem/router device. In the states, you can still get a "pure" modem without these combinations, but I can't seem to get away from it over here. As a sys ad, I used my WRV54G for everything (home and work) back in the states (VPN, FTP...) and now it's pissing me off that I can't find a "plain" adsl modem over here.

    What modem solution are you using to connect your WRV54G to the internet and are you able to use your vpn? I currently use a WAG54G, but I'm not overly impressed with it and I'd like to put my WRV back in front. Of course I tried port forwarding to the wrv for shits and giggles (500, 1701, 1723), and it didnt' work...
  4. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    I'm on cable so my WRV54G is connected to a Motorola Surfboard 5100 cable modem.

    The Zoom I mentioned can operate as either an ethernet ADSL modem or router so should work fine with the WRV54G. D-Link also make ethernet ADSL modems called the DSL-300G and DSL-300T, there used to be issues with these an older Linksys routers so I'm not sure they would be suitable. If you speak to the guys at Broadband Buyer they should be able to help ;)
  5. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Good Looking out, Taz! While I have enjoyed using my WAG54G (just finally got vpn working with Greenbow after a month of cussing), I'd rather get back into the WRV54G arena and work on the problems.

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