Establishing multiple VPN Connections with Cisco 2821

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Nov 8th, 2007


Does anyone know if its possible to establish multiple VPN connections to different hosts with a cisco 2821 router.

We'd like to use the router to establish secure connections to 2 seperate hosts.

Thanks in advance

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Wilson Samuel Thu, 11/08/2007 - 12:50


You mean Remote Access VPNs correct? Means where different users connect to branch office with their Dial-Ups or DSL connections.

There are generally two ways to do it, 1. IPSec Protocol 2. MPPE Protocol

I would prefer the first one however its bit complex.

Let us know your requirement and we will be glad to help you out.

Kind Regards,

Wilson Samuel

Richard Burts Thu, 11/08/2007 - 12:57


The 2821 certainly should be able to support 2 VPN connections, whether they are site to site or are remote access. I have quite a few 1841s supporting 2 site to site VPNs. So the 2821 should certainly be capable of that. Of course it depends a bit on what else you are asking the 2821 to do and what the processing load of those other tasks might be.



gatekeeper72 Fri, 11/09/2007 - 10:20

Thanks for the replies.

Just to be clear we're looking to establish 2 VPN's to different VPN hosts. i.e One VPN established to site A and the other to site B.

Rick: If I've read your reply correctly, this shouldn't be an issue.

Thanks again


Richard Burts Fri, 11/09/2007 - 11:13


Without knowing what else you might be doing it is hard to be certain. But I would be quite amazed if the 2821 had any difficulty at all with 2 VPN sessions to 2 different hosts. It is certainly WELL within the capabilities of the box.




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