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Secondary Branch Office Tunnel

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Hi All,

We have a Branch Office VPN established to one of our third party suppliers for support purposes (We use a WatchGuard at our End). They would like a secondary tunnel establishing with different settings,  that will run side by side of the existing one. Am I ok to use the existing external IP (Ours) as the external IP of the new tunnel. Will this work if both tunnels are required to be active at the same time or does each tunnel have to have its own external IP assigned?

Cheers,
Paul
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Pete LongTechnical Consultant
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Why? If the Subnet (endpoint) at their end is the same for both tunnels then there will be problems? 

Sounds to me they are too lazy to sort routing at their end?


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Paul WalshSystem Administrator

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Hi,

Apologies for the delay in getting back to you. Yes the sunet at thier end will be the same. I am asuming then this is a bad idea and only one tunnel should be setup?

Cheers,
Paul
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Commented:
pretty sure you can’t have the same subnets at the end of both tunnels. sdwan can do that sort of thing fairly easily, but most traditional gear won’t even let you creat a second tunnel to the same subnet.
Paul WalshSystem Administrator

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Hi guys,

Turns out the supplier had given me the incorrect details. Was a different subnet after all. Thanks for your help.