I’m looking for any input on using Peplink Balance Cores as routers on a new Metro Ethernet link between offices. We currently have a managed IPVPN between the offices with each office having a different subnet. I want to keep subnets at each office so looking to setup my own routed network on the Metro Ethernet which behaves like a switch/bridge between the offices. I currently have two Balance Cores setup as a test environment with WAN-1 of each unit connected to a switch to simulate the Metro Ethernet connection. I’m hoping maybe there’s some documentation on doing this but here’s where I’m at.
Balance LAN = 10.55.55.0/24
Balance WAN IP = 192.168.168.1/28
Balance WAN GW = 192.168.168.2
(This office has a separate Internet router/gateway of 10.55.55.122)
Site-B Branch Office
Balance LAN = 10.55.58.0/24
Balance WAN IP = 192.168.168.2/28
Balance WAN GW = 192.168.168.1
Currently I can ping each ends LAN IP from the other end but haven’t been able to ping devices on the LAN itself. I’m just now looking at adding an “Any” outbound policy but don’t see that option for an inbound policy. I’m a bit confused between Outbound Policy, Inbound Access, and Firewall Access options.
Any advice/input would be a appreciated. This is my first point to point Metro Ethernet connection and had a hard time wrapping my head around the concept. I plan on adding additional branch offices after I get it figured out and maybe using the second WAN with PepVPN as a backup route. In the past I’ve used Adtran’s for this type of routing but use a 100’s of Max-BR1’s for M2M connections so thought I’d try to use the Balance routers so I could do failover and manage via InControl2.
Thanks for any input you might have.