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