Need help with Cisco/LinkSys RV016 Configuration

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I have an RV016 dual-WAN router that I am attempting to set up.  I have a T-1 with a 32 IP block, static addresses, on WAN1.  A 10mb Wifi coming into WAN2.  On the Wifi side they have instructed me to use DHCP to get addresses from their router (gateway) although they are supplying me with 5 public addresses through NAT at their data center.  The Wifi router supplies me with 10. addresses.

I have set the LAN side of my router to DHCP.  I have a couple of servers running so I needed to run NAT to pass public addresses to the servers.  I need to be able to use a work station computer on the LAN side of my network and appear as a fixed IP coming into a clients network in order to pass through his firewall.  We can set rules in his firewall to allow an IP from each of my WAN nets but I can't seem to figure out how to bind the work station to one outbound IP address.  Any help would be appreciated!
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Give the machine that needs to punch through your client's firewall a static IP address on the LAN (or use DHCP Static IP in the router to give it a static IP address matched to its MAC address.)

In the router configuration, go to Setup, then One-to-One NAT.

1. Enable One-to-One NAT: If you check the box, One-to-One NAT will be enabled.
2. Private Range Begin: Enter the static LAN IP address of the machine that needs a consistent WAN IP address.
3. Public Range Begin: Enter the WAN IP address you want to use for that machine (it would have to be one of the 5 assigned to you, and not the same one as is used as the router's own WAN IP address)
4. Range Length: Enter 1, since you're only doing this with one machine.

That machine should now be consistently seen by the outside world (and therefore your client's firewall) as the WAN address you selected in #3 above.

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I believe that I have done/tried that.  My DHCP leases out 192.168.1.100 through 192.168.1.149.  I set up NAT from all of my public IP addresses from my T1.  173.XXX.XXX.200 through 173.XXX.XXX.229 NAT to 192.168.1.200 through 192.168.1.229 respectivly.  I then set the router to always assign 192.168.1.200 based on the mac address of the client work station.  I confirmed that it does always grab .200 but it still establishes connection through the other network.  It seems that the NAT only works for inbound traffic, not outbound.  I also tried setting the client work station to a static IP of 192.168.1.200 but it did not make any difference.
Yep, you're right, this works for inbound only, not outbound; sorry about that.

I suppose what you could try is to set the Dual-Wan (under system management) to "Load Balance," and then tell it that if 192.168.1.200 is using whichever port your client's system is listening on, at your client's IP address,  it should always use WAN 1 (or WAN 2, whichever you prefer.)  I don't  think you'll be able to narrow down the outgoing IP address with more granularity than "WAN 1" or "WAN 2."
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I just tried "Bandwidth Management" and created two rules for the work station at 192.168.1.200 which is the IP that it issued to it by DHCP due to the mac address rule.  I set two rules for that IP only, WAN 1, all services (ports), one for upstream and one for downstream.  I set the minimum rate at 1 meg and the max at 1.5 meg.  I saved the rules and rebooted the router.  Checked to make sure that the rules were still there and checked the public IP that I was seen at.  It stills latches onto the WAN2 network.
Ok, but did you try what I suggested?

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Yes, I believe that is what I did.  Load Balance is under the Bandwidth Management tab under System Management.  It lets you select a WAN port and then a service.  It would seem that if I tell it all services from .200 through WAN1 then I would be going out WAN1 but it doesn't.
I think you may be on the wrong page.  Go to SYSTEM management, not bandwidth management, select dual wan, then go from there.  We're shooting for protocol binding, not preferences.

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You're right, I was in the wrong place.  That did the trick, that work station on that IP is now bound to WAN1.  Thank You!

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Thanks again, I've been battling this for hours.  My confidence in Expert's Exchange has been renewed!

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Something interesting happened once I made that change.  That work station can no longer browse the web server that on the LAN side of the same router.
excellent, glad to hear it!

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Ok, had to enter a destination network or it played havoc with looking at my own web server from inside the LAN.  Wierd but working good now, thanks again.
Sorry, the "excellent, glad to hear it!" comment was in response to your "thanks again..." post, not the post about the workstation no longer browsing...   Anyway, glad you got that one solved too.

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