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Dual Routers, 1 dsl

Dual Routers, 1 dsl

Dual Routers, 1 dsl

I have 2 Linksys wrt54gs Routers, 1-Speadstream 4200 modem configured as a bridge. The first router is configured as ppoe and retreaves a static from isp. It has 3 ports opened to internal address of 1.2 for wan access to a video recorder. I need to add wireless capabilities for the lobby customers but not allow them to access the first routers lan addresses. Thank you for your responce...John

RE: Dual Routers, 1 dsl

Don't know if you can do what you want with those products you have. What I would look at instead is a router/firewall appliance with a DMZ port. This way you can have traffic completely isolated from touching your internal LAN traffic altogether.

The other thing I would look into is keeping away from SOHO equipment in a mult-user environment. Sounds like your a business since you make the statement "lobby customers". SOHO products are typically good for 2-3 users tops, their hardware just isn't designed for many users.

I like Sonicwall's security appliances and you can get one that has control over their access points. Best thing is talk to them directly or a trusted vendor to work you out a good solution. Your going to pay a little more for business class product, but it will save you money and time in the long run.

Let me know if I helped.


RE: Dual Routers, 1 dsl

Let me add this, you could double nat (having one router nat and then having the router behind it nat again)
You could out your wireless on one of the first router's switchports, then say connect port 2 to the other router putting your private lan behind it. So something like this:

                                 |       |
                                 |       |
                                 |       |
                             Wireless   Router2--Private LAN

So I guess I'll retract my first statement above and say that it is do-able, it's just not standard, and administratively, a pain to keep up with.

But I re-enforce my previous statements about doing this the correct way with a business class product for both firewall and wireless.

RE: Dual Routers, 1 dsl

Sorry, my little drawing didn't translate well. Let's try that again.

                     Router2---Private LAN

So if you are getting a public address bridged from the Speedstream, your Router1 WAN interface would have an address of 72.x.x.x (or whatver public address), then Router1 would NAT to something like for it's switchports, so then the Router2 WAN interface would be 192.168.1.X and NAT again to something like for it's switchports. Whatever port you needed open ad forward to whatever internal IP address, it would have to be done twice (2 NAT's, 2 times the fun).  

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