New installation of Balance One - sanity check please help.
I have just installed a new balance one router on my network to manage multiple LAN installations, I don’t have any purchase upgrades for speedfusion bonding or more than two WAN connections installed yet.
I have two TP-link routers running in AP mode, with DHCP server turned off, IP address 192.168.1.2 & 192.168.1.3.
My balance one is set to default 192.168.1.1 & is controlling the DHCP server with 192.168.1.10 - 192.168.1.200 as the range of available IP addresses
My single WAN connection at the moment is coming from a TP Link MR200 with GLOBE - local to Philippines as the ISP. With a LAN IP address of 192.168.1.4. DHCP server is switched off on this device.
my WAN router is connected to WAN 1 of the balance one with the AP’s connected into the LAN ports.
The balance one picked up the WAN connection automatically, but only through a DHCP connection & assigned it an IP address 192.168.1.100 - I then reserved this IP address for the router.
Is this an ideal setup?
I tried to install the WAN router as a static IP router but the balance one wouldn’t pick it up.
It works, but I am having issues with my WAN router, it consistently trips out & needs to be reset to find an internet connection. It was doing the same thing before I installed the balance one on the network & failing in the same way - others have reported similar issues with this router online.
At the moment the WAN router is connected to the WAN port so I can’t access it directly on its static IP address of 192.168.1.4 unless I plug a ethernet cord directly into it. This is a pain because I need to reset it almost every 30 minutes.
I tried plugging an ethernet cable from the WAN router into the LAN port of the balance one so I could access the WAN router through my AP’s - but it didn’t seem to like this.
No problems with my AP’s at the moment, they function ok.
Any ideas or suggestions on how to change my setup? I will be adding some WAN connections in due time, but want to get my main WAN connection working well first.