I am turning desperate with the Balance 580.
Here is our setup :
3 DSLs, 1SDSL, 14G Backup device
Lan is supposed to be like this :
172.* : admin lan, holds the Peplink Balance and the Cisco SMB Switch interfaces
10.0.1.* : Main VLAN with workstations
10.10.10.* : Other VLAN that has to stay separated due to multicast activity
Cisco switches are SG500-52, not stacked, with layer 3 active.
I activated the “Advanced Lan” in the Peplink options to be able to “play” with VLANs
I have one main LAN corresponding to 18.104.22.168 / 255.255.255.0 / Peplink is on 22.214.171.124
–> I would like to have the Peplink distributing the IP Addresses of VLAN machines to avoid using the Cisco’s DHCP (more complex to input things)
For that i m trying to create a second LAN but Peplink refuses to save it. i tried creating it with 10.0.1.0 10.0.1.1 10.0.1.254 in fact i dont even know what is supposed to be filled in there.
SAVE button does not do anything, LAN is not added whatever the values i insert.
I made ONE successful configuration where i could add a second LAN named 172.1.2.* where i could setup some DHCP IP assignment based on mac adress. Adding the route back from the peplink to the cisco switch is done. things work not “too” bad except that the Peplink does not send the correct Gateway to the 172.1.2.* IP Pool, computers are given 126.96.36.199 gateway. They should use the virtual 188.8.131.52 Cisco Gateway.
I cannot see where i can force the gateway distributed by the DHCP of this specific LAN
In fact i m missing quite a lot of answers concering problems that seem to be “level 1 easy task section” category.
configuring the Cisco DHCP works good. The add host interface is just a pain and the final user will never agree to use it to add future IP on his new hosts.
I would really prefer to use the Peplink DHCP for that, but i need to be able to specify the correct gateway, and also, to be able to create a “VLAN” with the IP i want, and not one “close to the original one”
Thanks a lot for any help and suggestion, i’m kind of “new to this”, please be patient, i m a fast learner.
PS : i have 3 days to make this happen.
I didnt realize firmware 6.1.2 was out last friday… and autocheck function did return “no new firmware”. can be explained by the fact i have a HW2 PEP580.
anyway, with this firmware, adding a 10...* vlan is possible and gateway assignment through DHCP option works. that s all i needed until now. i ll comment further in this thread if i get other surprises, it could help others.