Posted on 2011-09-27
I'm wondering if someone can give me some advice on setting up failover between 2 sites.
I've got an old 3 Comm router which links my main site to 3 others via fixed links, due to construction in the area one of those sites is suffering regular failures of the fixed link. i do have a seperate ADSL line at the site so I've setup a VPN connection as a fall back to the fixed line.
Currently the router only has a couple of static routes setup on it for routing between sites. I'd like to continue to use static routing if at all possible. However whenever i setup static routes with different preferences failover never seems to occur. And the router continues to try to route over the failed link. Do i have to able dynamic routing in order to achieve failover ? I'm trying to avoid this because there are 3rd party systems which dont like broadcast traffic on the link.