Multiple (ADSL) gateways on a XP Pro peer-to-peer VPN - can you check my logic please?
Posted on 2006-11-12
Hi there - I've ordered a second ADSL service, so I'll have two on the same VPN. One computer on our 192.168.x.* network needs to use that new adsl service, but also remain a member of the XP Pro peer-to-peer network. All other computers will go out via the original ADSL service and router.
My thinking is to turn off DHCP on the 2nd ADSL router, and give that single computer a fixed IP number. I also give that router a fixed IP number on the VPN.
The rest of the network will use the original ADSL modem/router, using DHCP.
Anyone see a problem with this? Anyone have any practical advice to improve the setup, get more from it or even some cuationary tale?
Backgrounder: We hammer the original ADSL link frequently during the day, leaving little "juice" for people to do anything but the most basic on-line activity. Other than having a fallback option if one service provider has an outtage (both services are with different providers on purpose), we're hoping to provide "the boss" with unfettered 'net access. Similarly, it's really really really annoying to have "the boss" doing some uTubing when we're maintaining remote servers over SSH and there is a 1-2 second lag between key strokes :)