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2 links

Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:29 pm
by singh
Is there a way of having 2 links terminated to a router OS, so that when one goes down it automatically picks from the second provider.

Re: 2 links

Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:47 pm
by Ibersystems
Look for bonding interfaces or ospf, it depends on what you need to do.. Perhaps with static routes its possible too. Need more info. Adsl link, wired? Wireless?

Re: 2 links

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:02 pm
by singh
Here is the scenario.
I have a Wimax from my provider which is terminated to my RouterOS via cable on ethernet1.
My capacity is 512kb up and down.
I then have my hotspot on ethernet2 which my users are connecting to for browsing the internet.
The problem is when the link is down then my customers have to suffer.
I want to take a connection from a different provider as well, which again will be cabled and terminated to ethernet3 to act as a backup link.
Since it is going to be rare for both links to go down at the same time, customers will enjoy better uptime.
How can I configure both the links to work togather....

Re: 2 links

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:04 pm
by Chupaka
in the simpliest case you should just add two default routes with different distance

also you may need to use something like ... _Scripting