Questions about Point-to-Point T-1 connection into network
Posted on 2004-11-23
I have a few questions about a point-to-point T-1 connection between offices and how it ties into the existing network. This is the current config:
This office currently has a DSL connection for Internet access. From the DSL jack on the wall is plugged into the internet port of a Netgear FVS318 Firewall/VPN router. Then everything else is plugged into the router (i.e. servers, workstations, switches, etc.) The Domain controller is located at this office.
This office has DSL for Internet access also. It is connected the same way - DSL jack to the Internet port on a Netgear FVS318 Firewall/VPN router. A VPN tunnel is established from this router to the Office 1 router, so users can access network resources, etc.
Now this is where I'm totally lost. We are getting a point-to-point T-1 line and they are not supplying the routers. My questions are: How exactly is the point-to-point connection tied in? Do I need to get different routers and recreate another VPN tunnel? Or how am I connected to the other office with this point-to-point T-1 line? I'm not sure how the integration of this point-to-point T-1 line will change the topology of the network.