set up a wireless router behind a vpn cisco router that uses a static IP

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I have a cisco VPN router that uses a static IP address and i am having trouble setting up a wireless router behind the VPN router.
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I have a cisco small business vpn router and I set it up with a static IP address.  Now behind it I am trying to install a wifi router and i am haveing trouble setting it up do to the static IP.  I am not sure how to configure the wifi router.  If i use the static IP as the VPN it is in conflict and will not work.

I should explain how exactly it set up my network:

1. modem from ISP
2. VPN cisco router
3. Switch
4. (Trying) wifi router.

The reason I set up this way is we have a server which requires it to be set up this way.

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Will youl be using Wifi router to provide wifi access to your company? if Yes, give it a internal IP address, configure Wifi access and set the default route to your VPN router. Or is there a reason why it needs to interface public internet directly?
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I have outlined how to configure the additional wireless router, and make the physical connections, in my blog. It may be of some help to you:
http://blog.lan-tech.ca/2011/05/17/add-a-wireless-routeraccess-point-an-existing-network/
This will not affect or block your VPN connections.

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info on blog might be the ticket ill try it out in a few.  another question I have when it says a router can support 5 vpn clients does that mean only five people can be working out of that remote office at any given time through the tunnel connection or does it mean only 5 people and vpn (remote connection) at the point (router).
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Most routers have a limit as to how many VPN clients they support. If 5 it means it only supports 5 simultaneous VPN connections, however that will not impact how many remote users can access other services or how many internal users can connect to the internet. Those are only limited by the bandwidth available.

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