Tying together VLANs to make VPNs
Posted on 2005-03-14
I am looking for ways to support multiple site to site VPNs for our company. The hardware I am currently using includes a
3524-XL switch with IOS 3500XL v12.0(5)wc3b
2611 router with IOS V12.3(12a)
I can set up site to site VPNs using my ethernet ports on the router, but those are getting to be rare (I am using 5/6 ports currently). I have to expand our VPN capabilities significantly, as one of our projects is to bring satellite locations (5+) under our umbrella, and allow them to VPN in to our network. I was wondering if there was a way to make my switch an extention of my ethernet ports of my router by assigning IPs and VLAN tags to it, and create my tunnels from there. Any information on this would be way cool!