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Dual WAN Router

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by dennisguy23, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. dennisguy23

    dennisguy23 Addicted to LI Member

    I would like to setup a network that has two ISPs


    PC's 1-3 would use ISP2 and PC's 4-5 would use ISP1

    and would still be able to share files over the network and print thru the network printer also.

    could the linksys RV016 do all of these?

  2. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    The RV016 does not support multiple WAN links and I'm sure it never will. Most likely the only way you could run dual WAN links in a configuration you would like is to use hardware supported by 3rd party firmware. At least then you would have a fighting chance to find a feature that may support it or at least have the capability to customize iptables to accomplish it.
  3. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    I'm pretty sure that can be done with a WRT router and Tomato or some other 3rd party firmware, and then some clever manipulation of the physical ports, some iptables, some routing, and some sweat ;)

    However, if you can get 2 routers, it's pretty easy. All it would take would be some manipulation in DHCP or hardcoded IP stuff:

    Assign PC1 to PC3 the 1st router's IP as the default gateway, and assign PC4 and PC5 the 2nd router as the default gateway.
  4. dennisguy23

    dennisguy23 Addicted to LI Member

    Network Specs of RV016

    Multi-WANs Supports up to 7 WAN ports with load balancing, where certain WAN ports can be dedicated to specified IP ranges and services

    WAN Type DHCP, Static IP, PPPoE, PPTP, Telstra BigPond, Dynamic DNS

    Protocol Binding Protocols can be bound to a particular WAN port

    DHCP DHCP server, DHCP client

    DNS DNS Proxy, Dynamic DNS (DynDNS, 3322, PeanutHull)

    NAT Many-to-One, One-to-One

    DMZ DMZ port, DMZ host

    Routing Static and RIP v1, v2

    can it been be done thru protocol binding?

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