2 Public IP's, Only 1 cable
Posted on 2014-08-21
Our ISP, Earthlink :(, came in and installed some additional bonded T1's. The boxes they installed are a Adtran Total Access 908e, and 908. I only see 5 listed T1 ports with cables so that may be another issue all together. However, they only gave us one cable running off the 908e for 2 Public IP's we're paying for. The second IP was being used for a VPN connection that is pretty much no utilized now. So it just sits unused.
We used to have 2 cables coming off our old modem/gateway that we used for X1,X2 ports on our Sonicwall. So my boss plugged up a consumer grade zyxel 8 port Gb switch in front with 2 short patch cables plugging into the Sonicwall ports.
This works but obviously isn't the best way to do this. I would think that switch is probably a bottleneck to some degree. Long story short what should be my approach? Ask the ISP to run another cable somehow, or is there a better way to utilize both IP's w/ 1 cable? Maybe a load balancing scenario. Thanks.
Setup is basically...
Adtran 908e and 908------Zyxel Switch-----> X1(default LB) Sonicwall NSA 2400---LAN Switch