11-07-2018 09:23 PM
I am trying to make a change thats more complex than anything i have ever done before... Right now i have an edgerouter lite
ETH0 is WAN 1
ETH1 is WAN 2
ETH0 and ETH1 are loadballanced.
ETH2 is LAN connected to a Dlink managed switch with 2 vlans.
I would like to move the 2 wan connections to the dlink switch using vlans (vlan7 and vlan8) somehow but keep all my load ballancing. I am sure you are asking why bother if everything is working and the short reason is both of my WAN's are fixed wireless radios and require POE injectors, my dlink switch is a GS110TP POE switch and I hope if i can move the fixed wireless radios to the switch i could ditch the POE's.
If any one has any suggestions i would apreshete the help. Below is my current config:
11-07-2018 09:50 PM
If you do something like this, you shouldn't need to change your ERL config at all. You would need 2 PoE capable ports, and two more that doen't have to be PoE ports. The key is to use untagged "access" vlans on the switch with 2 ports in vlan7 and two in vlan 8. Then plug eth0 into one of the vlan 7 ports (does not need PoE) and radio into the PoE port in vlan7, same with eth1 and vlan8.
The 2, two port vlans are just acting like PoE power injectors.
11-07-2018 10:00 PM
I really wish I had bought the bigger switch seeing your diagram this looks like it would be easy to configure the way you explained it but i dont have enough ports on the switch i bought for the two extra ports and the computers on my lan. Is there a way i could pass the 2 WANS and the vifs over the ETH2 on the single cable im using to trunk vif2.1 and vif2.2 to the switch now?
11-07-2018 10:42 PM
For sure you can move those 2 WANs onto VLANs on eth2.
This takes lots of reconfiguration and also has other drawback: It limits the total throughput.
Now you can simultaneously up- and download 1 Gb/s
In new situation all traffic hits same eth2 wire twice, limiting total up/down throughput combined to 1Gb/s (like 500/500)
11-08-2018 12:32 PM
I am not worried about limiting the speed by putting everyrthing on one cable as my WISP only gives me 15mb each, the two are for redundancy not speed.
Is there by a chance or any sort or pointer any one could give me on moving the wans to a vlan on eth2?
let me know and thanks!