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Linksys DD-WRT VPN Router > Amped Wirless Router

Hello All

I'm trying to upgrade a whole house VPN without replacing the VPN router.

My current physical configuration is Modem > Linksys DD-WRT > All devices connected wireless N.

I have configured a Linksys router, flashed to DD-WRT and have a OpenVPN VPN account on that router. I have used that router without any problem for about a year (wireless DHCP) minus range issues. I recently purchased a Amped Wireless Router and a Amped Wireless Repeater.

What I'd like to do is keep the Linksys router where it is, turn off the WAN, connect the Amped Router to the Linksys router so I'm still able to use my VPN service / Internet while using the Amped Router for wireless with DHCP..

The physical configuration would be Modem > Linksys DD-WRT (No wireless) > Amped Router (Wireless) > (> Amped Wireless Repeater) > All Devices connected wireless N.


Two questions:

I'd like to use the Amped Wireless repeater with the Amped Wireless Router (each on separate floors. I don't think the repeater is necessary to mention in this setup as it simply extends the range of the router by repeating its signal. Am I wrong?

Do I simply need to follow the steps in the first cascading section of "**The Ultimate Modem/Router Setup Thread**" ?


Thank you in a advance.
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    It will mostly work. The only way you can use the linksys as VPN is to leave it running as a router. This means you now have a router behind a router which is fine but makes some things more complex.

    I would not use a repeater unless you have no other option. At the very minimum you will lose 1/2 your bandwidth. Repeaters tend to be a pain to setup and then you have 2 wireless connections that can cause you problems.
  2. bill001g said:
    It will mostly work. The only way you can use the linksys as VPN is to leave it running as a router. This means you now have a router behind a router which is fine but makes some things more complex.

    I would not use a repeater unless you have no other option. At the very minimum you will lose 1/2 your bandwidth. Repeaters tend to be a pain to setup and then you have 2 wireless connections that can cause you problems.


    What do you mean by mostly? Is there any real problems to have a router run behind a router in this case? (One wired for VPN and one wireless for extended range and access through a VPN)

    You're correct about the repeater (arstechnica covered repeaters a bit), it is mostly for outside areas though so I'm not too worried about the drop in speed (75mbps / 2 = 37.5mbps).
  3. It depends what exactly you are doing with the VPN. A outgoing vpn is no issue. A incoming one will put your IP on the lan network between the 2 routers and now you have to deal with getting it past the second router nat.
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