Hi, I have finally managed to get my peplink balance one core working. It rocks and is so easy to conigure… It has two WAN connected from both external routers. I am currently using NAT in both cases for convenience.
The first WAN (lets call it A) is connected to a Vodafone router. This is a DSL router with the possibility of attaching a USB 3G model. The DSL is currently unplugged and we use this router with the USB 3G modem attached. We have planned this WAN to be the backup one.
The secod WAN (B) is an aerial connection that, from time-to-time, fails and we need to transfer traffic to the A network.
The problem is that the USB 3G model disconnects from the network when it is not being used for a time so when the active WAN switches from B to A, we don’t have Internet connection. To prevent this, I decided to keep A alwasy active instead of as a backup. This has the downside of metered data consumption and we cannot afford it. So I tried to set dowload and upload speed fot this connection to 1kbps so traffic was mainly directed through B and the connection was kept alive through the periodic pings. But this happens to fail and users complain that Internet connection is terribly slow… so it seems web traffic is being diverted through A and some kind of throttle applied.
In conclusion, I cannot keed A as a backup if I want it to be kept alive… The vodafore router does not seem to have this keep-alive possibility and so I turned to the peplink balance with no luck…
The question… Is there a way to keep a connection alive while keeping it as a backup and not sending outgoing traffic through it?.
My vodafone router is model: VH4032N
My 3G router is model: K4203