[ILUG] Office Router
watty at eircom.net
Wed Nov 21 15:24:03 GMT 2007
Peter Finch wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Nov 2007, [ISO-8859-1] Pádraig Brady wrote:
>> A specialised distro might be better than ubuntu for this?
> I see a couple of people use ClarkConnect. Anyone using it with two
> WAN interfaces? Thats the main thing I need, something that can direct
> certain traffic to either of the WAN interfaces.
> I like the look of pfSense (WARNING! NOT LINUX :)). But it it seems to
> only allow one WAN connection. Maybe someone can tell me otherwise?
> Smoothwall looks nice too, anyone running it with two WAN interfaces?
I looked at how to have 2 x WAN on OpenWRT on Linksys 54G3G. There is an
almost howto to recyle one of the ethernet ports as a 2nd WAN, the
firewall/iptables part should be relevant.
In the OpenWRT and 4 port switch + 1 Wan port on Linksys is smoke &
mirrors. you could even have 4 WAN ports and 1 LAN, as the five
ports appear to be on same HW and it uses VLANs for LAN/WAN
partitioning and an internal bridge br0
You can use instead of 3G PCMCIA modem an ethernet card, wifi card or
other kind of WAN modem in the Linksys WRT54G3G.
It's rather easy to run out of Flash or RAM on the Linksys though. I
have a Netgear MBR814X and a Dlink DIR451, but I havn't succeeded in
loading OpenWRT on those yet. The Netgear is also a MIPS core and the
Dlink an x86 core. The Dlink has USB host as well as Cardbus/PCMCIA.
I've been meaning to stick a 3rd card in my Clarkconnect and stick the
satellite modem on it as a quick backup route.
If I couldn't figure it out I was going to cheat and install a 2nd copy
of Clarkconnect on a VM on the same box. :-)
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