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RV042 Setup Newbie

I have an issue making a connection to the RV042.

My architecture is as follows:

1. DSL Modem connected to the internet (I know Duh) has public IP
2. RV042 connected to Modem with default IP
3. Another router Linksys BX something connected to modem. This router connects the office computers to the internet and each other. Can't see RV42 from behind this router

I've tried several different configs and can't connect to the office. Any place that has detail instructions on what to do would be helpful. Linksys site was no help

Im trying to use the vpn software that came with the router

Kind Regards
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malbano99
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
So you have two routers connected to the same modem?  Do they have different IP ranges (subnets)? If you can see the RV042 from the outside world, then you can probably tunnel into to it. ... Thinkpads_User
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malbano99Author Commented:
1. Yes
2. Yes, 192.168.1.X is the one and the 192.168.61.x
3. I wouldn't know how to see it from the outside world

So you have two routers connected to the same modem?  
Do they have different IP ranges (subnets)?
If you can see the RV042 from the outside world, then you can probably tunnel into to it.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
So you have two completely different subnets here and I am not suprised you can't see one from the other. Why not eliminate one router and use just the RV042. Set it up to work, and then you can work on the VPN. ... Thinkpads_User
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malbano99Author Commented:
Ok that aside could it be that the router doesn't show the public IP, but rather is being assigned an internal IP. Could that be the reason?

Should the modem be in bridge mode, would that help.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The router will have a public IP to connect it to the modem, but that is the only place you will see it. If the modem has a router in it (some do), putting it in bridge mode is useful because you have an external router (RV042). Check with your ISP before doing this (they may want to do it on your behalf - it depends on the ISP).   ... Thinkpads_User
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malbano99Author Commented:
So once that happens then all I have to do is setup the client piece, correct?
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Yes, that is pretty much correct. Once you have the router working so that "inside" the internet is working for everyone, then you need to access the router, look in the VPN section and look at setting up tunnels. You also need to see how the client piece works. I do not use this (it is picky software), so I have only a fleeting experience with it. I already have Juniper Netscreen Remote and use it instead. .... Thinkpads_User
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