This thread seems to reflect my exact situation... However, I had some clarifications and additional questions that I thought would be best, if I just started a new thread.
I'm moving to a new location that offers Verizon's FIOS (so switching from Time Warner). Will avail of their triple package -- phone, internet and tv. My wife and I both work from home and she is connected via VPN Router that her company provided her, while I'm connected via VPN software. I'm doing my due diligence to research, prior to switching providers, 'cause our being able to connect to our respective remote offices is paramount.
My current setup is:
TW Coax (carrying all 3 signals tv, internet and phone) --> TW Cable Modem --> Linksys VPN BEFvp41 router (dhcp enabled) --> Linksys Wifi Router WRT54G (dhcp disabled)
I've done some researching
Config A) Fiber optic cable (from the street) ---> to an ONT box (installed outside your house) --> to an ActionTech router via coax (1. the router is a wifi and it has 4 ethernet ports for wired access AND the router doubles as a device that also carries tv/video signal via MoCA protocol--I believe this through an RG6 Coax). [This is my understanding of the connections involved logic, **I could be/probably wrong**].
I'm trying to see if we'll be able to switch to FiOs with wife's VPN. To simulate, I'm trying to do this:
Config C) TimeWarner Internet via Coax --> to a Cable Modem --> to the Wifi router (DHCP ENABLED) --> to the VPN router (DHCP DISABLED) (notice that i now put the wifi in front of my wife's VPN router)
I tested it this way, because the FIOS ActionTech is a router NOT a cable modem (unlike TW). Anyway, even after messing with the settings as suggested by other threads, I was able to get "regular" internet access on my wife's laptop to work, but accessing her servers and remote applications do NOT work. Not really sure what I'm doing wrong. I'm a home-networking amateur (ie. having problems getting pc to pc to talk to each other, forces me to login as guest even though i've already shared a folder with ALL access to the whole wide world-I digress) Just wanted to see if I'm doing something wrong. Am I overlooking something? Any suggestions is very much welcome. Thanks in advance.