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WAN via dedicated line/Internet via DSL

By hearthside ·
The local Boy Scouts of America have 3 Windows 2000 and 2 Windows XP computers. Two of the PC's have static IP addresses and are connected directly to BSofA headquarters WAN in Texas by a 56K frame connection and the other 3 PC's are connected to a BellSouth DSL router using DHCP. They would like to have all 5 PC's share the DSL connection AND connect to the BSofA headquarters WAN. They have ZERO funds budgeted for this! Any ideas or recommendations?

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by saihib In reply to WAN via dedicated line/In ...

After you hook up all 5 machines to the DSL connection you can set a VPN server at headquarters and they can connect that way. Just make sure with your ISP that VPN connections can go through their servers. It may take some time but you shouldn't have to spend any money on hardware.

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by WallyTCW In reply to WAN via dedicated line/In ...

You'll need to either configure one device to support the other's connection or put a device of some kind between them. You have several options here:

1. Put in another router (or a PC configured as a 2k server) that supports NAT. This will cost money, though, so although it's the easiest option, it probably won't work for you.
2. If the frame router is robust enough, you might be able to configure it to support NAT, and then route any traffic for the Internet through it and out the BellSouth router. Tricky, but it could work.
3. If you are getting internal (non-routable) IPs from the BellSouth connection, you might call them to see if you can get those IPs changed to match the ones that you need to talk on the WAN. Then all you have to do is set the default gateway for all the PCs to the DSL router and add a routing table entry to accomodate the WAN router.

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