Help with a Router to Router set up


#1

I have 2 of the peplink BPL-021 routers, I would like to set them up on my bench and connect router to router direct to do some testing. Can I connect the routers WAN to WAN directly and what would I put in the WAN settings to get them talking? Thanks for the help as I am new to the router world


#2

Hi Learner,

What do you wanne test ? to connect both balance routers it is possible to connect them using the WAN Ports.

Give the WAN Connection a static IP
Make sure the DHCP server on both sites gives another Network adress

Example

WAN Port 1 (balance) 192.168.10.1/24
WAN Port 1 (Other balance) 192.168.10.2/24

DHCP Lan: 192.168.2.0/24
DHCP Lan (other balance): 192.168.3.0/24

OSPF: Network 192.168.10.1/24 with 192.168.2.0/24 and 192.168.3.0/24

If you also wanne test with a WAN connection to the outside. Connect a modem to WAN Port 2 and then connect this network in the same OSPF group.


#3

Thank you for your quick response my next question would be what do I use as the gateway address for the separate LANS


#4

Hi Learner look at the below link

Read about default gateways here. as different setups are possible. But normally your DG is your routers/servers IP… unless you use a firewall then its your firewalls IP.