I have not previously used Static IP for my WAN settings. Previously I have used PPOE to connect with my IP through a transparent bridge modem.
Now I have added LEDE project routers between my transpartently bridged modems and my Peplink Balance 50. These are added to control bufferbloat with luci-app-sqm. A single router on one WAN works just fine but adding more than one makes pages take a long time to load. A single router added by itself reduces buffer bloat and often the connection on the WAN with the single router has the lowest latency. Each LEDE router has been tested individually for access to the internet, internet speeds, and bufferbloat and all are doing great.
When I use Static IP in more than one WAN they connect and remain connected with green lights in the dashboard, but latencies get very long and I have never managed to go over the speed of a single WAN.
Every static IP is the same - the IP of my Peplink. Is there a problem with this? The LEDE routers have DHCP turned off and a reserved static IP for the Peplink. The LEDE routers get numbers 1-4, and the Peplink gets number 5. It seems to me that this allows the LEDE routers to find the PEPLINK but not get into DHCP conflicts
This is what my WAN 1 setting looks like:
On the Peplink most equipment has static IPs that start at 10 and above. DHCP assignment starts at 150 for any equipment that does not have an assigned static IP.
Each WAN lists the IP address of the attached LEDE router as the DNS server. Perhaps this results in every WAN looking up DNS and this is a problem? Maybe only one WAN should list DNS servers. It would seem strange if this is the problem as I have had 4 WANs connected by PPOE and used the DNS servers on each.
Currently the system is not usable with multiple LEDE routers as latencies become so low that often speedtests do not load.