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Single Active Directory Network with Multiple Gateways

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I have a simple problem which I hope would be an easy solution.

I have a single AD network and two Routers to the internet - one on 172.168.0.1 and 172.168.0.2. They are both separate netgear devices. I am running Server 2008 R2

I have setup DHCP to issue two gateways so that if one fails the other one will take over serving the internet to clients. If I manually change the gateway on the clients it works fine but when I power fail the primary router the secondary router doesn't take over unless you change the settings manually.

One thing I am wondering is maybe they don't allow failover in this instance like DNS but any advice would be much appreciated.

Thank you
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