Router behind another router - same network

February 22, 2011 at 00:28:21
Specs: Windows XP
I have a router connecting me to the internet. Most PCs at home, connect to this router. I have another router that is connected to the "main router", and it connects via PPTP to a VPN provider. Some PCs at home are connected via that "secondary router". Everything works fine, except that the secondary router PCs are not on the same network as the main router PCs. They can't "see" each other via the local network. Is there a way to make them see each other, as if they were at the very same network?

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February 22, 2011 at 08:35:36
Not if the router is connected via vpn which excludes any other traffic including local access.

You would want that vpn to be split tunnel so you could have intranet access.

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February 23, 2011 at 02:59:31
wanderer is correct to make it easier to understand.

the vpn is like a tunnel that has an open end at the router in question and goes all the way to the target. once traffic is in it, it cannot escape untill it reaches the end of the tunnel and like wise outside traffic cannot enter it.

it sounds like the router in question has been set up with this tunnel to say any traffic i dont know the destination for put into the tunnel.

what you are looking to set up is a routing rule that says if this traffic is destined for the pcs on the other router send it there otherwise everything else put into the tunnel and let what is at the other end sort it out.

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March 21, 2011 at 01:53:31
Would it be possible for you to provide some details about your configuration, or a possible link explaining the setup. I would like to do the same thing, have one router for local traffic and a second router behind the first that is a persistent VPN connection. Thanks.

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