A few newbee questions


#1

My Peplink Balance 20 is coming today. I have used a NETGEAR FVS336G for a few years and once I had it setup it was OK… but it took a while to setup to where I had no issues. Anyhow with a new router I have a few questions right off the bat. Some are easy, some a bit more involved. Thanks for any help in advance.

  1. What do I need to do to make sure my Vonage service will work OK. I dont think it likes switching from one wan to another so I guess the enforced rule comes into play. What if its WAN associated with the device goes down. I thought enforced would not auto rollover. Is there a better rule to consider?

  2. On the outbound policy rules… can the destination ip address be a range instead of a single number? i.e. 192.168.1.230-192.168.1.250 ?

  3. I sometimes upload via FTP, fairly large files. Will a “load balanced” scenario cause a problem? I would think the internet service I am uploading to will not allow this. What rule should I use to allow for upload FTPs to go to one specific wan?

Any help you can provide on these items would be appreciated.

Thanks,

George


#2

Here are the answers to your questions:

  1. This is easily accomplished using the “priority” algorithm for failover. Simply put the higher priority WAN connection on top.

  2. You can use a network or a domain name for the destination besides a single IP address.

  3. An outbound policy rule can be used to establish the FTP session and the priority algorithm will allow for failover.


#3

So it is starting to sound like I should use the priority rule in many cases where I was considering “enforced”… so that I can benefit from “rollover” if needed.

Thanks… George