VPNs - Cable and ADSL matching routers

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by David W.E. Roberts, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. Hi,

    I may shortly have one location with ADSL and one location with NTL cable.

    I would like to be able to link the two together with a router<->router
    VPN so that they are like one LAN (VLAN?); hopefully this would allow file
    sharing, printer sharing etc. over the VPN.

    First question:

    are there two routers (one cable, one ADSL) preferably from the same
    manufacturer which would be suitable for this application.

    Second question:

    if I set up this VLAN then presumably I would have to tinker with the
    gateway addresses of the two routers so that there are two valid routes to
    the Internet (I don't want both on but be careful that
    routing does not get confused; although there will apparently be two
    gateways to the Internet off the VLAN, one will involve going out of
    Router 1 to the Internet, back into Router 2 via the VPN, then back out
    again. Scary, huh?

    Dave R
    David W.E. Roberts, Aug 18, 2005
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  2. Oh, and if they both have VOIP ports then we can have free chats over the
    phone :)
    David W.E. Roberts, Aug 18, 2005
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  3. Look at the Draytek range, they've got the 2600 series with built-in DSL and
    I think it's the 2900 series for use with external cable modem. I would
    assume they'd talk the same flavours of VPN and I think they both have VoIP
    Dave {Reply Address in.sig}, Aug 18, 2005
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    Mike Guest

    FWIW, i'm looking to do the same thing. I looked at the draytek as
    mentioned below but decided i want to go with a brand link netgear or dlink
    etc. i will let you know if i find anything
    Mike, Aug 18, 2005
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    John P Guest

    David W.E. Roberts wrote:

    The draytek site has extensive help including screenshots for settings
    up Lan-to-Lan VPNs e.g.


    John P, Aug 18, 2005
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    Clint Sharp Guest

    I think you'd need to confirm that NTL will allow the required protocols
    and packet types through their proxies before you buy any hardware. I
    was under the impression that they didn't, regardless of that you will
    find the speed less than impressive as NTL cable has a dire upload
    Clint Sharp, Aug 29, 2005
  7. Good points; I was going to check that the protocols were supported and I
    have already encountered the dire upload speed.

    I can always fire up the BT line and go with ADSL, I suppose.

    However too busy homebuilding at the moment to worry about linked LANs.


    Dave R
    David W.E. Roberts, Sep 7, 2005
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