Setting up home Wi-Fi with VPN tunnel
Posted on 2011-05-12
I am currently connected to my office through a Linksys BEFSX41 VPN router. I do not have a home network. I am just using the router to maintain the VPN tunnel.
I receive my internet connection through a cable modem.
I would like to connect my Linksys WRT54GS wireless so as to set up a local WI-Fi for my iphone.
Should I plug my wireless into one of the ports on the VPN router?
Should I plug my wireless into the cable modem and my VPN into the wireless?
Should I give up?
Should I do something else entirely?
I tried adding the wireless as a branch of the VPN. When I couldn't connect, I unplugged the VPN from the cable modem and hooked up the wireless. I could then see and configure it. This however reassigned my MAC address and after setting my VPN up as it was, I can't get access to my office.
Before I have the IT guy at the office enter my new MAC address, (and putting up with his scorn and sarcasm) I want to make sure that I am through monkeying around with my setup.
Are there any security precautions (other than the usual - WPA2, new SSID and complex password, etc.) of exposing the VPN tunnel to my Wi-Fi?