Routing network traffic through a Draytek 2820

Posted on 2009-05-25
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Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I have a Dryatek 2830 connected to Easynet (ADSL, 5mbps) and VirginMedia (50mbps cable).

The Easynet connection provides a VPN to the office, so I need it on, but the Virgin connection is much faster, so I want to use that for everything else.

I have used the load balancing option to set the IP for the VPN server as the only IP to use WAN1 (Easynet) and all others to go via WAN2 (Virgin).

I have used both tracert and VisualRoute top check it, and lo, when i give it the VPN server name, the route goes via Easynet, and any other name I enter shows up as routed via Virgin.

BUT... when I then fire up IE and go to www.speedtest.net and check the speed it shows up as having connected via Easynet. The speed confirms this. If I disable WAN1 (Easynet) then it does go via WAN2 (Virgin) as expected.

I have no idea why tracert and VisualRoute both show my load balancing working, but as soon as I use Internet Explorer it seems to ignore it?
Question by:kcrane
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What you want to do is set a rule pptp ir ipsec (depending on your VPN setup) to go through WAN 1 and another rule for http and https, ftp, SMTP etc to go through wan2. That's the way I've set it up and it does what I want it to.

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