Load Balancing Rule to use only one ISP IP
When using Load Balancing the SimpleWAN unit will use the IP with the most optimum connection to the website, server, etc. This sometimes causes conflict with devices such as phones or computers trying to reach a secure website. In order to use only one of your IP addresses as the main connection for most of your devices, you will have to implement a particular Rule to allow this to happen:
First, you will need to create a DHCP reservation for the IP that you want to force onto WAN 1.
Once created, you will then create a Pass firewall rule on the LAN interface. The source IP will be the IP of the LAN device you want to force onto WAN 1. The destination will be left at ANY IP, ANY port, and ANY protocol.
You can set the Destination to WAN2 if you wish for traffic to go our WAN2 instead
The reason you use something like this is if you have traffic that needs to continually come from the same connection. Most if not all web pages or apps are fine to come from different IP’s but in certain cases you would need to come from the same IP each time. This is the use case for this.
Interfaces (LAN, WAN, WAN2)
Within this section inside of a given site, you are able to modify settings for the LAN, WAN, and WAN2 (when applicable) for the SimpleWAN device. Please be sure to update WAN settings when moving a SimpleWAN device to a new physical location or ...
The DHCP menu allows you to configure the SimpleWAN LAN-side (Local Area Network) options. Here you will find the following settings: DHCP Servers DHCP Options DHCP Reservation List DHCP Lease This section will display your current DHCP range ...
A Firewall is a network security system that monitors and controls the incoming and outgoing network traffic based on applied security rules. A firewall typically establishes a barrier between a trusted, secure, internal network and another outside ...
DHCP Reservation List
The DHCP server allocates an IP address based on a preconfigured mapping to each client's MAC address when they are connected to the network. This is not the same thing as a static IP address, as static IP addresses are assigned manually and have to ...
To access IP Monitoring: Enter the Site Under Diagnostic Tools select IP Monitoring IP Monitoring allows for pinging to any IP address from the router on a regular basis, alerting on failures (click the alert link conveniently located in the blue ...