Connecting a VPN router to existing router on network.
Posted on 2007-03-18
I am trying to hook up a Netgear ProSafe VPN Firewall up to my existing network so that I can use it to VPN into my works network but I am having some problems.
I have a Linksys Wireless router hooked up to my cable modem and then I have another Linksys 5 port switch hooked up to the router. What I want to do is hook the ProSafe VPN firewall up to my existing router and use it to VPN into my work. My current network is using 192.168.10 ip's which are DHCP assigned to the computers. I want to plug the VPN firewall into the smaller 5 port switch and plug the computers I want to be on the VPN network in the firewalls swtich.
I have tried giving the firewall a 192.168.10.5 IP address to the WAN interface and using a standard cat 5 cable to connect the WAN interface to one of the standard ports on the smaller 5 port router but I am unable to ping the VPN routers IP address.
My question is, how would I accomplish this? I thought that I could just assign the VPN's interface a local IP and plug it into the 5 port router port and it would work. Please help!