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setting up network with linksys wrt54g wireless router and cisco 501 pix firewall

I just recently purchased a Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router to set up a wireless network at home.  The problem I'm having is that I also have a Cisco 501 Pix Firewall which I need to VPN into my work domain.  I'd like to set up my network so that I can run a cable from my cable modem to the router, then a cable from the router to the VPN box.  Then I want to connect my VPN box to my work computer.  I do not want the wireless network to have to run behind the VPN box because it's way too slow.

I've been able to get one to work at a time, but never both.  If I want to use the VPN box, I have to run a cable from the cable modem to the VPN box first, then from the VPN box to the router, but then I can't get the wireless network to work.  If I want to use the wireless network, I have to run a cable from the cable modem to the router first, then from the router to the VPN box, but then I can't get the VPN to work.

I can't work without the VPN!

Any suggestions?  Maybe I'm just missing a step in the configuration??
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bturgeon
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Pete LongConsultantCommented:
>> I do not want the wireless network to have to run behind the VPN box because it's way too slow.

why? i have a wrt54G behing a pix 501 that has a VPN to my work and it runs tip top and my wireless machines are protected by the PIX?
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Pete LongConsultantCommented:
put the router infront of the pix and you have to mess around with port forwarding in the linksys to make it work
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bturgeonAuthor Commented:
>> i have a wrt54G behing a pix 501 that has a VPN to my work and it runs tip top and my wireless machines are protected by the PIX?

actually, i found that it's not slow, but non-existent.  I can connect to my wireless network when the router is behind the pix, but I have no Internet connection.  With the router behind the pix, my laptop (which uses the wireless network) can get to the router config screen at 192.168.1.1, but nothing else.  However, my home computer (which is behind the pix) does have an Internet connection.

I must have something configured incorrectly which is preventing my wireless network from getting an Internet connection.
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Pete LongConsultantCommented:
plug a pc into the linksys - give it an inside IP address of 192.168.1.3 - give it an outside IP address of 192.168.1.2 set both subnet masks to 255.255.255.0 set the default gateway of BOTH to 192.168.1.1

Then assign 192.168.1.1 to the inside interface of the PIX

plug the inside and outside interfaces of the linksys into two of the four ethernet ports on the pix

set the default gateway of the WIRELESS clients to be 192.168.1.1
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