I’m greatly considering a Peplink balance for our organization as we are now in the process of getting a second Metro Ethernet circuit delivered from an alternate provider.
Our first provider comes into a Cisco 2800 router from an Overture fiber to Ethernet hand-off device and has a VLAN ID of 30 for the internet. It the LAN side of the router is presented on a pool of switch ports VLAN’d off where we have a few VPN routers from other services we use. Also the WAN interface of our firewall pair is here.
Our second provider will give us a /30 transport and a /27 public IP range. We don’t have a router for this yet, so if we go with the Peplink, can that BE the router, or do we have to purchase a router (like a Cisco) to sit BETWEEN Peplink WAN2 and the Ethernet handoff of ISP2’s Ciena Metro E Access switch?
Also some of our vendor’s VPN routers are being transitions to “Single Arm” devices, so they just need to access the internet. Some other vendors which require an external static IP are swapping out routers that have both a static IP from ISP1 and a static IP from ISP2. Can the Peplink work with this solution?
Current setup ISP1 --> 2800 Router ---- > Switch "Public" VLAN----------------------- | | | | | | VPN routers with Public IP's ASA5508 Pair |__________"DMZ" VLAN ______| | | | | Switch "LAN" VLAN