Is it possible to add 2nd Router to a LAN with external IP address, not 192.168
Posted on 2008-10-20
I have a DSL business service using a SpeedStream 5100 modem. It is hooked into a Linksys Router in the WAN port. The LAN ports go out to 2 24-port switches. The workstations are connected to the 10/100 ports of the switches. The Server (WinSer2000) is connected to one of the GB ports on the Linksys EF1324 switch and the switches are connected to each other using one of the other GB ports. All is my working environment/LAN and all works fine.
I have 5 available IPs from ATT, one is assisned as the Wan IP on the Linksys router of working LAN. I am setting up a new server (WinSer 2003) to eventually take the place of my existing server. I need to have internet access, but cannot disrupt live environment. I have the new server on a LAN of it's own (it an Intel Modular Server) but need internet access. Can I assign a second external IPs to the second router and connect it to the first Router? I have not set up any server options such as DHCP on the new server, I want to load Win2003 SP2 first and other apps.
Step 2 is to set up a VPN between this site and another, so I will need to have 2 separate IPs at both locations (1VPN and 1 internet). So I am thinking if I can piggy back the routers (my question above) is this the best solution to also manage my VPN connection.