Solved

Setting up a Cisco lan-to-lan bridge

Posted on 2006-06-14
3
1,200 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
Fishing for ideas.

I'm wanting to set up a remote site on VPN. The remote office would have a small pix, like a 501, which would connect via lan-to-lan to a Cisco VPN concentrator (3000 series) at the other end. Now for the tricky part.

For various reasons I won't go into because they are not relevant, I want the remote office to be on the same /24 subnet as our production network. This remote office would contain only two servers, the pix, and a dsl router. Seems like it should be doable, but I haven't found a ready source of info on how to go about it. Part of the problem is that I keep postponing my PIX training!

Anyway, the remote office would have a 6mbps dsl line, static ip. The main site has a T1 going out.

So, the actual question: Is it possible, using the Cisco equipment noted above, to set up a lan-to-lan vpn connection as a trasparent bridge?

By the way, we do also have a pix 515 at the main site that is NOT currently being used for VPN.
0
Comment
Question by:ylandrum
3 Comments
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
naveedb earned 500 total points
ID: 16907759
No, it is not possible to bridge two Networks with VPN Site-To-Site. You only solution would be to get a direct line between the two sites, you can not do it with VPN.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:yami_rider
ID: 16908486
Naveedb is correct if you were to setup a fiber connect or line of sight connection between the two sites it would be possible, but instead you will need to setup two subnets and route data back and forth over the site to site VPN
0
 
LVL 13

Author Comment

by:ylandrum
ID: 16911693
Thanks.  That's what I figured, given the dearth of information on the subject and what I know about vpn/pix already; I just hoped that some genius Expert out there knew of a way to do it. I had done it with a fiber bridge at my old job, but don't have that option in this scenario.
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When you try to share a printer , you may receive one of the following error messages. Error message when you use the Add Printer Wizard to share a printer: Windows could not share your printer. Operation could not be completed (Error 0x000006…
Most of the applications these days are on Cloud. Cloud is ubiquitous with many service providers in the market. Since it has many benefits such as cost reduction, software updates, remote access, disaster recovery and much more.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…

910 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now