hi, newbie need help setup 2 load balance between two network

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by faizalmn, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. faizalmn

    faizalmn Networkin' Nut Member

    hi all,
    i need guide and help from anyone that know how to do this setup. i'm new to this router and had only little experience in networking.

    what i had in hand now are two internet connection which is : X-the old connection with 4mbps and Y- new one with 20mbps speed.

    so the old internet already connected to the local network and had a linux firewall on the connection.
    the new connection still not connected to any network.

    what i want to do is:

    put old and new network in load balance mode using RV042 to make sure that people who vpn in from new internet connection can access the old network. can i do that or not?
    i'll connect the router 2nd wan port to the old network switch and received ip from the network dhcp.

    please direct me to the right ways. its my reputation i'm holding here. thank you guys.
  2. Sfor

    Sfor Network Guru Member

    The whole thing is quite simple. You have to set the router in load ballance mode and make correct settings to both WAN ports.

    For the load ballance to be possible the RV042 has to be the LAN network gateway. So, you have to connect the old Internet line to one WAN port, and the new line to the other WAN port.

    Also, IPSec VPN tunnels are limited to just one WAN port. It is not possible to define a tunnel using both.
  3. faizalmn

    faizalmn Networkin' Nut Member

    thanks Sfor, my boss want to terminate the 4mb line. Tunnel is connected but the problem now people on the other end unable to access file server in the main office.
    the file server gateway is .1 which is the 4mb line and vpn connection is on .2 the 20mb line.
    local network is working fine where i connect the rv042 to the main switch with crosscable and disable dhcp in linux firewall but people on the other end still cant access the file server while people in main office can access all servers and shared folders. any suggestion?
  4. Sfor

    Sfor Network Guru Member

    For the tunnel access to work the server has to use the RV042 as internet gateway. Or, the internet gateway has to have a routing rule directing outbound VPN traffic to RV042.

    I can only speculate, since I do not know your current network configuration.

    Are you using gateway to gateway VPN? Or is it a QuickVPN, or PPTP, perhaps?
  5. faizalmn

    faizalmn Networkin' Nut Member

    its gateway to gateway.

    thanks sfor.
  6. Sfor

    Sfor Network Guru Member

    Well, this explanation is not a clear one. By my understanding you have two separate routers and two internet lines. In such a case the router 1. should have a routing rule directing the VPN traffic from LAN to router 2.

    Or you should throw away the router 1, and set the RV042 as dual WAN load ballance gateway for both Internet lines.

    In any case, a detailed network structure explanation is necesary to troubleshot such a problem.
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