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2 connections 1 line.....Vlan?

Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:06 pm

I have 1 line which is bringing in 2 internet connections. 1 is a 1mb line and the other a 30mb line.

I didn't set this all up originally so i'm trying to make sure that everything is on the 30mb line so i can close off the 1mb line (yes i realise 30mb is slow and I will increase it).

In winbox it seems that 4 vlan's are setup and looking at everything on the network, it seems that only 2 are in use and the other 2 aren't, yet i'm seeing a higher number on ether5 than ether1. Everyone seems to sit on ether1 vlans not ether5 vlans.

So how can I figure out which line is going to which vlan and how do i determine which is the faster line and then switch it so that the fast line is being used on the 2 vlans currently in use (top 2 are in use).

Name Type Actual MTU L2 MTU Tx Rx
Ether1 Ethernet 1500 1580 472.4kbps 16.0Mbps
Vlan1 VLAN 1500 1576 95.8kbps 97.2kbps
Vlan2 VLAN 1500 1576 680bps 4.4kbps

Ether5 Ethernet 1500 1580 16.0Mbps 481.0kbps
Vlan3 VLAN 1500 1576 0bps 0bps
Vlan4 VLAN 1500 1576 0bps 0bps
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Re: 2 connections 1 line.....Vlan?

Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:37 pm

Can you export the configuration of the Mikrotik in text form (following the anonymisation hint in my automatic signature right below) and make it clear whether one of the uplinks is connected to ether1 and the other one to ether5 or whether there is something else between the Mikrotik and those two lines' termination boxes (modems, media converters...)?

At first glance, I'd say the faster line is connected to ether1 because you cannot receive 16 Mbit/s through a 1 Mbit/s line whereas you can send 16 Mbit/s to a 1 Mbit/s line's termination unit - your local interface doesn't know that most of the traffic won't make it to the destination because it doesn't fit into the limit.
Instead of writing novels, post /export hide-sensitive. Use find&replace in your favourite text editor to systematically replace all occurrences of each public IP address potentially identifying you by a distinctive pattern such as my.public.ip.1.

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