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Dual WAN Support

Will there be dual WAN support on these routers?
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Re: Dual WAN Support

Also interested in the Multi-WAN capability. Currently running a TP-LINK R488T+ which will need replaced with maintenance schedule at the end of the year running 4WAN.
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Re: Dual WAN Support

Will there be dual WAN support on these routers?
The interfaces can be used as WAN, LAN, DMZ, whatever. Are you talking about more like WAN load balancing or failover or ...
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Yes It looks promising... but load balancing between 2 ISP's will be the kicker for me buying it... ... can it be done?
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Are you talking about more like WAN load balancing or failover or ...


Yes please.
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Re: Dual WAN Support

hah, I just posted the same question... I would be looking more for WAN failover, but WAN load balancing usually falls into the same catagory (round-robin, and/or a percentage of connections gets allocated to a particular interface, etc).
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Re: Dual WAN Support

Yes, WAN load balancing (or the more general policy-based routing) is definitely on the roadmap with a pretty high priority.
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ah, policy-based routing is the buzz-word combo I was looking for. This would work similar to the Sonicwall Enhanced OS that I'm oh-so-familiar with? :manhappy:
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We will see how this develops. Currently I'm selling peplink loadbalancers when they need a stable solution. But if this can work, hmmm... :icon_wink:
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Also interested in the Multi-WAN capability. Currently running a TP-LINK R488T+ which will need replaced with maintenance schedule at the end of the year running 4WAN.


I can suggest you test OpenWRT trunk + mwan3 found on the forums and if there is something that does not fit the environment (availability SLA etc.) - please use a RouterBOARD with PCC config (I do these remotely for PayPal cache).

That is until we wait for Ubnt to help us with this matter.
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at one site, I have 3 4.5Mb connections on an rb751u using pcc to balance the connections by src and dst address combination and it works very well.

Would love to see this capability on ER* though.
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Yes, WAN load balancing (or the more general policy-based routing) is definitely on the roadmap with a pretty high priority.


Don't forget to make it work when WAN1 and WAN2 are connected to CPEs with the same private IPs. Some sort of virtual routing tables probably, I don't know.
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Don't forget to make it work when WAN1 and WAN2 are connected to CPEs with the same private IPs. Some sort of virtual routing tables probably, I don't know.


good point. I have an issue that this would fix now.

What I do, is I you ne****ch (mikrotik) and watch an IP on the providers network. I force a route out one interface to get there and I disable the default route that uses that interface when ne****ch fails to get it's ping back. repeat for all WAN interfaces.

A simple fix would be to have the 'ping' option for validating a route have a src-address and/or src interface argument.
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If it is based on debian and has iptables could you not use "NTH" for load balancing...you would just have to find a way to do fallover
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NTh works but not as good as pcq ...i think this will help if possible to put in systeM/???
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NTh works but not as good as pcq ...i think this will help if possible to put in systeM/???


In the end it is Debian and I don't think there is a linux solution for PCQ, is there ?
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Wrong.
In the end it is Ubnt and they want to disrupt the markets.
They will disrupt with PCC or what in OpenWRT multiwan is called Load Balancer Compatibility mode or even a smarter solution or at least with Nth + policy routing initially.
A smarter thing would be something that can sense the speeds better and choose WANS better for example if the dst address is ISP1s network - why go all the way around through WAN2 through ISP2s network to access ISP1s resources - and if this is automatic then .... market disruption.
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A smarter thing would be something that can sense the speeds better and choose WANS better for example if the dst address is ISP1s network - why go all the way around through WAN2 through ISP2s network to access ISP1s resources - and if this is automatic then .... market disruption.

Is there some reason BGP with a limited routeset would not work for the selection?
Definitely need some way to look at speed/latency/load ahead of BGP, though.
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Man let's disrupt the markets even based on features. C.sco are boring.
For example loadbalancing one BGP and two very basic connections (NAT) and to have the automatic features I mentioned above.
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Re: Dual WAN Support

I would like to voice my support for dual WAN connections!
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