I have a Balance 305 and bought a few APs. Having so many issues with them that I want to instead keep our current router and APs and use this in drop in mode instead but I can’t make it work.
We have cable today connected to our existing router. The cable modem is in bridge mode, not a router. If I plug this into WAN1 on the Balance, or I plug our existing router into it with DHCP, it shows my IP is 188.8.131.52, subnet 255.255.248.0, gateway 184.108.40.206 and DNS 220.127.116.11, so basically our external IP info. That’s what our existing router shows for IP info as well when connected. Our router then has gateway 192.168.86.1 for it, and with DHCP all devices on our network get a 192.168.86.X IP address. Our WAN IP is also not static but dynamic, and we just have 1 IP it’s not a /29. If I need to access the cable modem over the network, it’s 192.168.100.1 to get to its interface.
I then have a fibre connection which will be WAN2. I’m really confused how I configure the 305 for drop in mode as the diagram in the help doesn’t really match me. I don’t have a separate firewall from the router, it’s just the cable modem, then our existing router with wifi. My goal is to use the Balance 305 for load balancing and hot fail over, routing VoIP traffic or what not but I want to keep our existing router with wireless as it just works better for wifi vs these AP One’s I got.
I tried setting drop in mode to put the balance with a 192.168.86.X IP, I tried with a 192.168.100.X IP, the internet just does not work and I cannot access the balance when I do it and I have to always factory reset to try again. If I just connect the existing router to the LAN port on the balance that works but then my router shows its external IP as 192.168.2.2 and if I set outbound policy by MAC address etc it doesn’t work if the device is on that wifi network vs the Balance. Thanks!