Two routers on same subnet. Is there a speed problem?
Posted on 2006-11-29
Hi! This is a networking performance question. Here is my current setup:
I have a subnet with approximately 20 workstations and 10 servers. Two NetScreen 50 (Juniper) routers are on this network. Router A is used for internet access and remote VPN clients. Router B is used for LAN-to-LAN VPN with approximately 20 sites with about 10 workstations each. The default gateway for servers and workstations is Router B. It means to get to the clients on remote sites, the traffic goes from the server to router B to router A and then to remote site.
My boss is persuaded that adding static routes to each servers for all remote sites to point directly to router A is better then using the routes in the default gateway (router B) because he says the traffic goes from the server to router B then goes back on the switch to router A and then to the remote site.
What would be the best setup? Should I use static routes on each servers? Should I use router A as default gateway and route internet and remote vpn clients traffic to router B? Should I use only one bigger router? Any other idea is welcome.