VPN Tunnel and VPN Client at same time

VPN Tunnel and VPN Client at same time

Post by Grant » Sat, 12 May 2007 00:07:28


I have a Linksys VPN router which allows multiple VPN end-to-end
tunnels, which works fine. However, to use a software VPN client
(CheckPoint, Cisco, etc.), the router's IPSec pass-through must be
enabled, which breaks the tunnel(s), and vice-versa.

Linksys has already explained that this is a limitation. I'm looking
for a device (broadband router, VPN concentrator, whatever) which will
allow this implementaion, or an alternative setup with perhaps 2
routers, a router and concentrator, etc.

Our new office has 5 static IPs, I'm hoping I can come up with some
solution where any host w/in the LAN could use a connected VPN tunnel,
while another host used a software VPN client to make a different
connection.

Any help on this?

Thanks in advance!
Grant
 
 
 

VPN Tunnel and VPN Client at same time

Post by Rick Merri » Sat, 12 May 2007 01:02:10


Why?

Don't you have a s/w client for the linksys?

 
 
 

VPN Tunnel and VPN Client at same time

Post by Grant » Sat, 12 May 2007 01:37:00

On May 10, 12:02 pm, Rick Merrill < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >



No - The sw client is used to make a non-tunnel VPN connection, from a
LAN workstation, to one of our clients somewhere outside, who are
configured to connect via a regular VPN client. The tunnels are used
for other clients who want the added security of an endpoint-to-
endpoint dedicated tunne. With our current router, no VPN client will
work unless the router's pass-through is turned on - but when turned
on, the router ONLY passes the IPSec traffic, and will no longer use
it for any dedicated tunnels.
 
 
 

VPN Tunnel and VPN Client at same time

Post by Rick Merri » Sat, 12 May 2007 04:42:30


You will have to find a simpler way to accomplish the end goal.