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South Plainfield, NJ
·Verizon FiOS
reply to bcade

Re: How to manage two WAN and two ROUTER connections

said by bcade:

I have a home LAN served by two ISPs. I used to have a dual WAN router where I could administer all the computers hooked up to both ISPs... ...Problem is I can't administer both routers through one CAT5 connection as I currently have it set up. Is it possible...

I feel as if I'm missing something here since no one else has else posted my 2008 solution - I assigned the Cable Router to and the DSL Router to The DHCP Server was enabled on the Cable Router and Disabled on the DSL Router. But, I use MAC-to-IP mapping and Manual IP Configuration for all of my devices so I really only need a DHCP Server when I plug in something 'Brand New' that needs an 'Initial IP' so that I can get to its Setup screen and assign it an IP of my choosing.

As I stated in my previous post, I have no experience with Managed Switches and Patch Panels but my solution worked fine with an Unmanaged Switch.

I also have no experience with your Router - 10/100 or 10/100/1000. Even if it's 1Gbps, if you have available ports on the Switch, I'd use them first, just to keep the load on the Router as low as possible.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. --George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950) LM