DUAL WAN ISSUES with ARRIS BGW210-700 - HELP!!
Here is my problem….
I have two 1 gigabit connections. I am trying to create a DUAL WAN with a load balance. (I have an ASUS GT-AX11000 router, and another one behind it setup as an AImesh.) The two ISPs each have a separate modem. The xfinity comcast has an XB-6A modem/router. I set it to bridge mode bridge mode and the other is through Earthlink/ATT. It’s modem/router is the Arris BGW210-700, Software Version2.6.4 .I am trying to enable Dual WAN, which I did on the router. I setup the first connection from comcast modem to primary WAN port, and set up secondary connection to 2.5G port from the BGW210. I can get the first connection to work with comcast, it’s the second one via EarthLink, I cannot configure correctly for some reason. I can get the secondary WAN connected, get an IP etc, but I cannot get on the internet once it is enabled. When disabled, the internet works again.
Here is the display for my primary WAN:
Here is the display for my secondary WAN which also shows connected:
Here is the internet connection page for the WAN
Next., I enabled the passthrough on the earthlink Arris Modem and set the DHCP-fixed to my GT-AX11000 MAC address which is also the 192.168.50.1 LAN address.
I set the IP's as follows on the ARRIS
I also disabled any packet filters and turned everything off on the advanced firewall settings and turned all advanced firewall settings to off
I am lost, and I know someone out there can help me. I am not sure if it’s something to do with the subnets, range of IPS, but I cannot get through to the internet once the secondary WAN is on. No tech support at ATT, comcast or basically anywhere has any clue what I am even trying to do.. Can someone advise me on what I should do to get this DUAL WAN working for load balance. I am pretty sure it’s settings on the Arris BGW210-700 modem since everything works except me being able to get to the outside internet, but I’m completely lost at this point. Any help would be MUCH appreciated. Thanks in advance.
ACE - Guru
3 years ago
It would not surprise me to find that the BGW just can't support this. It can't support much more simple tasks. But I suggest posting your excellent details in the DSLReports Uverse Forum where some pretty smart networking people hang out.
2 years ago
Search Amazon.com for "load balance broadband router." They have a number of options that should suit your needs and be easier than trying to figure out how to get a hodgepodge of devices to work together. Prices range from $55 - $335 (they sell a Cisco Gigabit Dual WAN, VPN, 14 Port Router (RV325K9NA) for about $271). These devices are designed to do what you need and should come with configuration instructions. Cisco's website will have a knowledge base document for their device. The one's with hardware based VPN capability can be setup to allow you to access your home network from a remote location.
What you are trying to do is known as link aggregation in the industry. I used to work for a state level Dept. of Information Systems and we used bandwidth aggregators at the public schools to bond multiple links into one large pipe. The devices can also perform load balancing and fail-over for fault tolerance.
2 years ago
Thanks for the response. I've got it working sort of. I can push close to 2gbit when dual wan is connected, but I must have something misconfigured. Sometimes it will stop working, I will get a DHCP is not properly set up. I also have double NAT issues. There are enough settings on this router that someone must know how to do this correctly, but haven't found anyone yet. ATT doesn't know the intracices of their own hardware either. As for asus tech, completely useless at all levels. Have not found one knowledgable person. If you have any ideas, would love to hear thems since I've already invested a bunch in two of these routers and set up an AIMesh.