Need some help with dual wan configuration

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by leoforti, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. leoforti

    leoforti Addicted to LI Member

    Currently, i've the following network configuration:

    ADSL (2.5 Mbps) --> Modem Router (bridge) --> WRT54GL 1.1 (PPPoE) --> Clients (2 wired and 3 wireless, my home PC, my office PC and my neighbors).

    - The WRT54GL runs Tomato ND 1.21 Speedmod and dials a PPPoE connection.
    - The ADSL Modem-Router is an Encore ENDSL-A2+4R and is in bridge mode.
    - My office is adjacent to my house, each one have a telephone line.

    A few days ago my ISP gave me some sort of discount for a second ADSL line. I accepted and now I have 2 broadbands connections :smile: (one in each phone line: home and office).
    The second connection came with a modem-router as a gift (Huawei MT882).

    If I put the modem on my machine only, I lose connectivity with the rest of the network. So, the first attempt was:
    - put the Huawei in bridge mode.
    - replace the Encore with the Huawei.
    - leave the wireless clients in the new Linksys-Huawei Team
    - move the wired clients to the Encore (because this one has a 4-port switch onboard)
    - configure the Encore in router mode.
    - connect the Encore in the second line.
    This way, i got two LAN's, wired in one hand, wireless in the other.

    There are two problems with this configurations:
    1) the Encore isn't as stable as the WRT54GL. :thumbdown:
    2) the two LANs are isolated (i don't want this) :unsure:

    So here is my question:

    is there any way to connect both ADSL modems to the WRT54GL and manage everything from there? Some Dual Wan Configuration or something? :help:


    Sorry for my English.. I'm from Argentina! :blush:
  2. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    There is a Tomato mlpp mod for bonding multiple ADSL lines, but needs ISP support.

    There's an active thread on dd-wrt for load balancing across multiple modems

    I don't think Tomato has all the necessary kernel patches, and this doesn't really fit its lean and fast philosophy
  3. leoforti

    leoforti Addicted to LI Member

    Thanks for the fast reply!

    Yes, I saw the Tomato/MLPPP some time ago... but what I understood is that it uses a single account with several DSL lines. In my scenario, I've one account per dsl line. Will Tomato/MLPPP allow me to introduce the user & pass for each account and initiate two PPPoE sessions? I don't think it works that way. :unsure: But I will try to upload the firmware to the router to see what happends.

    I will read that threads. Mmhh .. I don't wanna leave Tomato. :sad:

    Thanks again.
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