Split Access Routing

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Eloquent Savage, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Eloquent Savage

    Eloquent Savage Networkin' Nut Member

    I would like to use two ISP's to provide failover redundancy and load balancing.

    Wired Scenario: DSL in the WAN port and cable in one of the others.
    Wireless Scenario: DSL/Cable in the WAN port and the wireless radio setup as a wireless client to my neighbor's network as a backup.

    Split-access allows multiple interfaces to have their own default gateways so that when a packet comes in from the internet, the response packets can be routed back over the same gateway, instead of the default gateway.

    Instructions for this kind of setup are at http://lartc.org/howto/lartc.rpdb.multiple-links.html

    My question is will this work with tomato?
  2. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    Theoretically, yes, if Tomato is configured as a wireless client (and not an AP). I don't think it's ever been attempted, but I don't see any major blockers.

  3. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

  4. Eloquent Savage

    Eloquent Savage Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks that helped me find what I was looking for.

    The chinese created a really cool implementation and there is an english translation. It makes it really easy but powerful, which is what I love about tomato in the first place.

    Hopefully some of this can be rolled back into the main distro.
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