I am in Central PA and we are expanding to North Carolina. We are a distrubution company which uses wireless scanners to ship & receive. The company does not want to spend alot on connectivity and thus wanted to use our existing internet connect (cable 1mb/512k) and an internet connect down in NC (the same speed) and to create a VPN.
We have a couple Linksys BEFSX41 Cable/VPN Routers that I was going to use. I saw Linksys's page about how to connect them two to create a VPN. Which is here: http://www.linksys.com/support/top10faqs/BEFSX41/Setting%20up%20a%20VPN%20tunnel%20between%20two%20BEFSX41%20routers.asp
I have a couple of questions:
1) In that link they talk about having each router on two different subnets. Our wireless scanners grab an IP address from the DHCP server. I want it to grab an IP from the DHCP Server here in PA. I'm not planning on putting a server in NC yet. Can this be done since they will be on two different subnets?
2) Do I need a DHCP Server in NC?
3) Will both locations still be able to reach the internet?
4) As they add people in the next year or so we will go with a higher bandwidth. The President of the corp. mentioned to me he read where some store outlets are using satelitte at high speeds to connect many of their offices together. I don't know what companies offer this and what the costs are. Right now they don't want to spend the money for T-1s for a point to point.