Hey guys, I have a Cisco 891W router (which also provides wireless functions) and I wanted to know how can I configure this router for internet access? I've already configured a static address on GigabitEthernet0 and I was able to ping both of my computers that are hooked up to it, but I cannot ping out to an external website. In addition, I wanted to know how can I configure DHCP addresses based on the departments/sectors. Here's the addressing per department: IT Department: 192.168.1.11 to 192.168.1.30 Administration: 192.168.1.31 to 192.168.1.50 Accounting: 192.168.1.51 to 192.168.1.70 Human Resources: 192.168.1.71 to 192.168.1.90 I've already excluded IP addresses from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.10 from my network. The default gateway that I configured for the 891W router is 192.168.1.1. My Windows Server 2003 server is running an address of 192.168.1.101, while my Windows Server 2008 server is 192.168.1.102. The Windows Server 2003 will act as a DNS, DHCP, Active Directory and Print Server, while the Server 2008 will act as an exchange server, File Server and Web Server. I've already attached a drawing to further illustrate my situation. I'm also attaching my running configuration as well (unless you people can ask me to post it here). Currently, the servers are hooked up to an ASUS GX-D1051 switch and I'm considering to put this switch on the 891W router. I was wondering if you have any suggestions about if I'm allowed to connect this particular switch into this router? Please note, the actual name for my Windows Server 2003 and 2008 servers are actually 2003.sandarail.com and 2008.sandarail.com respectively. S&A Rail is just a fictional company that I had made up. The "S&Arail" name that you see in a diagram is actually on what I had mentioned at the beginning of this sentence. I'm using Cisco Configuration Professional to configure my setup, but I do have a tendency to use the command line interface using Tera Term - only as a last resort! We are using a high-speed cable internet connection in this scenario. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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I was wondering that how can I share two internet connections on a single Linksys RV082 Router? This particular router has VPN support on it. Our law firm in Toronto has one primary (main) connection through Bell, while they have a secondary Allstream connection. That Allstream connection however, remains unused. They would like to have two internet connections running at the same time or designating one connection as their primary connection, while making their Allstream connection as their "backup" should that Bell connection fails. Their current networking setup has a Cisco PIX 501E appliance and they utilize a VPN client called "Winsol remote access" so they can access resources from outside of the office. They were experiencing some unannounced disconnections whenever they leave the client unattended for any given time. As for the Bell Internet Conection, it is run through the Cisco 800 series router. It's maintained by the phone company and our law firm cannot modify any settings on that router. That router (the 800 series router) however is linked to the Cisco PIX 501 appliance (that they had recently put on), from the networking setup that I had reviewed on the document that they had gave to me. As I stated earlier, whenever they use their Winsol VPN client, it cuts the connection short 1 hour after the initial connection has been established and whenever co-workers left the connection unattended in any given time. I've gathered some research about the Linksys RV082 router and it has some VPN capabilities on it. I also know that there is a VPN client that comes with it, but our law firm utilizes the Cisco VPN Any connect software for their activities outside of the workplace. Does this particular type of router support this type of VPN client software or do I need to have a specific piece of software that works with the router? Any suggestions? If preferred, I can post some diagrams if you like.
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