Hi, to help deal with poor DSL ISP service, I plan to add cable service. I only have a very rudimentary knowledge of networks but managed to get the configuration on the left (current network) to work. On the right is what I think I want to move to. Given my skill level I really want to keep it as simple as possible. I have a few questons though:
- Am I right in assuming I want only one DHCP server (Peplink) and should turn it off on both modems to avoid conflict?
- I have a dozen or so ports forwarded to enable access to various IP cameras and other IoT devices through a single dynamic address (made static via DuckDNS). Do I need to forward these ports on both modems and the peplink or does the bridge mode mean I only need to set them up on the peplink?
- If one of the ISPs is down and happens to be the one I mapped to a static DNS, I assume I won’t be able to gain access externally and will have to map both dynamic DNS’s to different static DNS’s to be sure one will work. This sounds cumbersome since some apps (like IP Cam Viewer) only allow me to enter one IP address per camera. Is there a (simple:slight_smile:) way that a single static IP can be made to work if either WAN goes down?
- I would like the devices on the VPN network to have access to those on the unsecured network (doesn’t work on my current setup). Will my proposed configuration enable that?
- Is there a better way?
Thanks in advance for your feedback!