Connecting multiple remote locations each with different address ranges to main office.
Posted on 2006-05-09
We have a currently working network with 3 remote locations connected with VPN through 2 Netgear FVS318. The remote locations are using FVS318's as well.
The office has a Sonicwall Pro230 or 290 (have to look at it to remember)
The office has the range os 192.168.138.0 255.255.255.0 with 192.168.138.1 as the lan address on the sonicwall.
The 3 locations have the following ranges:
1. 22.214.171.124 255.255.255.0 Has a static wan address
2. 192.168.10.0 255.255.255.0 Has a dynamic wan address
3. 192.168.20.0 255.255.255.0 Has a static wan address
At the office we have 2 Netgear FVS318's that have the internal ip's of 192.168.138.155 and .156
Number 1 and 3 connect via VPN to .155 and number 2 connects to .156
Now keep in mind that the sonicwall vpn will not connect to these guys (it never worked well anyway). Also the reason we connect with hardware is usualy because we program phone systems at the main office from the remote locations. We dod have a person that connects with a dynamic wan to the same netgear that 1 & 3 connect to and we cannot seem to get more than 1 dynamic to work at a time. Each of the remote locations has an IP phone that connects directly to our office PBX (Alcatel)
Now the real reason I'm laying this all out is that the Sonicwall freeked out on Friday and its been on the frits ever since. It is the box that dose all the routing between the remote locations so that they can see each other.
Is there a better way to do this that is not much more expensive and what would be a good box to take the Sonicwall's place?
Any help or suguestions would be nice.