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Overcoming Dual Wan Failover Limitation - Cold Standby

Discussion in 'ASUSWRT - Official' started by ourcontact, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. ourcontact

    ourcontact Occasional Visitor

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    I have asymmetrical WAN high speed with data cap, low speed unlimited.

    I was using OpenWRT and was happy with config but needed to update WiFi radio performance. I thought the ASUS looked like it would do everything I wanted and more but find myself unable to do what I want.

    The primary blocker is that I really want to keep traffic analysis, this was one of the primary reasons I switched to ASUS as I had struggled getting something that worked like I wanted on OpenWRT, so far the ASUS reports give me enough to work with and I am satisfied with this side of the setup.

    Given I want to keep Traffic analysis and AiProtection I am apparently stuck with Failover mode for Dual Wan.
    This is ok except the second WAN is "Cold Standby" and the link is not active or route-able when on the primary link.

    Anyone have suggestions on how I can route to a second LAN/WAN network, I am ok with loosing the automatic Failover mode by setting up a LAN port as another network that the ASUS doesn't use for Internet access. I could then simply add a default route to the second gateway for some devices.

    If I was using OpenWRT I think I would try this by configuring the switch ports on separate VLANs but the ASUS doesn't seem to have GUI access to switch configuration, hopefully I can find something via CLI.
     
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