Hi, I am using Cisco RV180W Small Business routers in our company with 12 locations plus 1 corporate office.
Currently, the setup looks like this:
Each of our stores' router connects with an IPsec connection to the router of the company who hosts our POS data and software (its an old AS400 system). I have the values from the company to put into the routers (FQDN, preshared key, encryption types, etc). The stores each have their own subnet (Store 1: 10.148.1.1; Store 2: 10.148.2.1; etc..), and when the IPsec tunnel is up, then we are able to use 10.0.0.9 as the Host on our terminal program to access the AS400, and it is as if we are right on their network.
The issue with this system is that now we are starting to use computers instead of just terminals, and we need to be able to share files, and remote desktop easily. I'm making it work, but its a little complicated and requires me connecting with PPTP to each store that I need to remote connect to (one at a time).
I would like to maintain this IPsec tunnel connection from each store to the POS company, but also have each store connected to each other. Each store should maintain it's own subnet just as it is now, but I want to be able to do some things like local shares from one computer designated as the file, VNC connections, and be able to do all of this just as if we were all on the same network (even though all stores are on different subnets.), from whichever store I might be at.
I'm not sure how to get this accomplished. I don't want to have to connect EVERY store to EVERY other store, is there a way to do this with just one VPN record on the router? I'm not even sure if the routers would accept 12 incoming connections or not.
Also, if it is possible to do this while connecting all 12 stores with one tunnel into the corporate office, how do I go about that setup? I have done the setup several times with the values provided by the POS company, but I don't know what the setup looks like on the receiving end of the tunnel.
Any help is appreciated! Thanks in advance!