Simple VPN setup

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So, I am having trouble wrapping my head completely around the VPN config for what I would like to accomplish. Essentially, I have a small branch office that has cable internet service. Lets call it "my house". And I would like to extend specific portions of the corporate wireless network to "my house" to make it easier to accomplish corporate work from "my house". The corporate network is guarded by a robust Cisco ASA and "my house" has a fairly robust, but less expensive firewall, capable of site-to-site VPN.

If I do this the Aerohive way, it appears that I would have to NAT out my Hivemanager VA or an AP to a public address so that the AP I take to "my house" would find it on the open Internet to establish the VPN. However, couldn't I also just do a site to site between my router and the corporate ASA, and then pass the AP traffic through that? I am just having difficulty determining why I would want Aerohive devices to be handling the VPN for me? Is anyone doing something like this in the real world?
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Mike Smith

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Mike,
If you already have the ability to run a site-to-site VPN between "your house" and the corporate network, then use it, especially if you are already comfortable with how to provision and troubleshoot that equipment. Just because we offer a tool doesn't mean that you must use it.