Bit stumped with this would love any feedback on how to properly set this up. Say a customer has cable internet with their WAN 18.104.22.168/30. 22.214.171.124 is the Gateway IP, and 126.96.36.199 is the customer public IP assigned to their router today. Their internal network is 192.168.4.1 assigned to their router, with my laptop connected to the router as 192.168.4.100.
The Balance or MAX device in this example is 192.168.50.1. I ran the setup wizard, and I pick 188.8.131.52 with subnet mask 255.255.255.252. I then put gateway as 184.108.40.206 and then either their actual DNS or Google’s DNS. As soon as I hit apply, I lose connectivity to the Balance since the 192.168.50.1 IP is gone. The existing router has no connectivity and I can’t access the Balance, as if I access 220.127.116.11 it just takes me to the existing router’s login page now. When doing this on a MAX device I was able to get in via inControl2 as long as it had an active SIM in it, but otherwise I’m stuck. So few questions:
Should I be doing something else in the above example, as how do I access the Peplink device? If this was a /29 I’d just assign another IP to the Balance and then I can access it or the router that way. I tried changing the Balance port to 8080 and even to use HTTPS only but it always just takes me to the existing router’s login page.
I’ve never been able to actually get drop in mode to work with 1 public IP. When I check the logs on the router, it won’t connect and has an error about IP address conflict, and says 18.104.22.168 already exists on the network (as it’s assigned to the Balance). I did a test connecting my laptop to the existing cable gateway, and gave my laptop the public IP 22.214.171.124 making my laptop be the existing “router” as a test, but as soon as I add the Peplink device in the line Windows also says IP Address Conflict and says 126.96.36.199 is already in use.
I have the existing router, or my laptop depending on the test plugged into the LAN1 port on the Balance, with WAN1 going to the cable modem gateway.