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Linksys Routers/Wireless and Wired

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A. J.

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Here is the scenario. I have an Enterasys router as my direct connect from USLEC. From there I have a linksys 24 port switch. Plugged into the switch is a wrt54g with Ip address and NAT switches it to It is my gateway for all internet traffic for my 30 users. I have been tasked with setting a secure VPN with the California Office so I purchased a befsx41 Router to match the router presently in California. I plugged in the router into the same switch as the wrt54g and made the IP and the Nat The public block of IP addresses from USLEC is fine. We are only using 2 of the 8 public ip addresses. When I plug the new router in I can plug a laptop into the data port on the befsx41 and get out on the internet fine. From the administration/diagnostic link on the linksys befsx41 I cannot ping the wrt54g at or The only way that I can make the two router see each other is to physically connect them and change the IP on the befsx41 to be on the .2 subnet which defeats my purpose for wanting to have a different subnet for VPN access and Webhosting on the subnet. Why will they not work together?

I have tried to setup static routing to no avail. I setup the routing to have the 1.0 subnet talk to the 2.0 subnet. Nothing!!!

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