Need Advice re Dual WAN Configuration

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Dave2U, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. Dave2U

    Dave2U Guest

    We are located in a rural setting outside a major city. We require reliable high-speed Internet service with 99.9% availability. Hi-speed DSL/Cable is not readily available. Our area is served by several wireless ISPs. Our current ISP is offering to provide us with 2 independent RF connections [2.4 GHz with separate antennas, transceivers and modems] - one with 1.5 Mbps down/900 Kbps up, the other with 500 Kbps down/up [variable latency due to interference]. The area is subject to power fluctuations that can occasionally knock out Internet connectivity. This solution uses two different ISP backbone loops. The ISP can also give us up to 3 static IP addresses.

    There are currently peer-to-peer 6-7 users on our primary LAN network some of whom use W/Less connectivity to laptops. There is one data/Vonage user in an adjacent building that requires reliable Internet connectivity but, for security reasons, needs to be on an isolated network/subnet.

    We will be upgrading to a server environment in the near future. One static IP would be used for iLO access to the server. That leaves two static IP addresses available for routing purposes.

    We currently own a WRVS4400N gigabit security router and had previously configured a subnet for our data/Vonage user. This was working fine except when power fluctuations knocked out the modem - requiring a power-off reset. We are considering using an RV042 dual-WAN router to provide WAN load-balancing/failover capability but we need guidance on configuring the WRVS4400N router in that eventuality. Should we set up static routing between the RV042 and WRVS4400N? If so, how. Can we provide Q of S for Vonage packets and ensure voice packets are directed to the best available connection while keeping voice/data traffic isolated?

    Any guidance would be appreciated.
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