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RV320 router between 2 access points

Hello,

I have a RV320 that is sitting between 2 different routers/access points on my network. Essentially:

My ISP's router/access point <-----> RV320 <-----> My other access point

I want clients connected to each access point to be able to talk to each other. The only way I could make this setup work is to connect each access point to a LAN port on my RV320; using the WAN port creates separate networks and I couldn't make WAN traverse to LAN.

With that being said, now I have another problem: I have some other devices connected to RV320 that run on a VLAN. When I try to connect to internet from them, it doesn't work -- my guess is that communication reaches RV320 but since there isn't a WAN interface, it drops the messages.

Is there any way to achieve this setup with a RV320? It would be good if I could either:

  1. communicate from WAN to LAN on the default VLAN; or
  2. configure a default gateway per VLAN, so that I could tell RV320 to send traffic from my special VLAN to my ISP's router.

Thanks a bunch!

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Re: RV320 router between 2 access points

look at the documents on this page

especially the firewall configuration

you may try to disable the firewall first

do not forget to configure your ISP's router with a static route to the network behind the RV320

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Re: RV320 router between 2 access points

Thanks for your reply @pieterh

My ISP router creates a 192.168.2.0/24 subnet. This is the same subnet used by my other access point, behind RV320. This network is created on RV320 but as I mentioned, just LAN ports are used.

In your solution, should I keep everything on LAN or can I use WAN? I'm asking because I would prefer to use WAN so that I can use RV320's VPN capabilities. And from my experience, I wasn't able to make WAN and LAN be part of the same network.

If my WAN is on the 192.168.2.0/24 network and my access point on LAN is on 192.168.3.0/24 network, then clients moving from one access point to another will lose connection, require new IP, etc, which is not desirable. Right?

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Re: RV320 router between 2 access points

>>> In your solution, should I keep everything on LAN or can I use WAN? <<<

in my solution it should be possible to connect clients both to LAN ports on the RV320

and LAN ports on the provider router (WAN network 192.168.2.0/24 )

 

>>> then clients moving from one access point to another will lose connection, require new IP, etc, which is not desirable. Right? <<<

 

Yes that is correct when moving from the provider AP to your own AP they will get an address in another subnet like 192.168.3.0/24. This need not be a problem, unless a lot of moving occurs. But as clients tend to cling to the connected AP s long as possible moving will be limited and primarily when you physically move them.