Policy routing issue???

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Policy routing issue???
Policy routing issue???
2023-10-27 22:21:13 - last edited 2023-10-30 01:56:40
Model: ER605 (TL-R605)  
Hardware Version: V2
Firmware Version: Latest

Has anyone tried policy routing? I can't seem to still make it fail-over to the other WAN when the selected WAN is down.

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Re:Policy routing issue???
2023-10-30 02:04:19

Hi @ceejaybassist 

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ceejaybassist wrote

Has anyone tried policy routing? I can't seem to still make it fail-over to the other WAN when the selected WAN is down.

Please share your test methodology and configuration. Controller version, model version and firmware.

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Re:Policy routing issue???
2023-10-30 08:17:41 - last edited 2023-10-30 08:21:12

  @Clive_A 

 

Controller: OC200 v1 5.12.9

Gateway: ER605 v2 2.2.2

Use Case: I want to separate browsing and gaming. WAN1 to be for browsing/downloading/streaming, and WAN2 only for gaming.

 

Here are my configurations:

 

I've unchecked the "Use the WAN port if the current one is down" because of this issue.

 

 

 

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Re:Policy routing issue???
2023-10-30 09:08:37

Hi @ceejaybassist 

Thanks for posting in our business forum.

If you set the WAN/LAN1 as the backup WAN, it is offline while primary is up.

Then the Policy Routing become useless in this situation.

Policy Routing concept is correct. To do what you want, you need at least two entries. But you should not set the failover.

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Re:Policy routing issue???
2023-10-30 09:14:22

Clive_A wrote

Hi @ceejaybassist 

Thanks for posting in our business forum.

If you set the WAN/LAN1 as the backup WAN, it is offline while primary is up.

Then the Policy Routing become useless in this situation.

Policy Routing concept is correct. To do what you want, you need at least two entries. But you should not set the failover.

  @Clive_A How to correctly configure it then? Should I duplicate the same rule but select the other WAN?

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Re:Policy routing issue???
2023-10-30 09:16:12

Hi @ceejaybassist 

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ceejaybassist wrote

Clive_A wrote

Hi @ceejaybassist 

Thanks for posting in our business forum.

If you set the WAN/LAN1 as the backup WAN, it is offline while primary is up.

Then the Policy Routing become useless in this situation.

Policy Routing concept is correct. To do what you want, you need at least two entries. But you should not set the failover.

  @Clive_A How to correctly configure it then? Should I duplicate the same rule but select the other WAN?

You don't configure failover. Just configure two Policy Routing based on your need. That's it. You need to specify the services like TCP or UDP and other for different purposes.

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Re:Policy routing issue???
2023-10-30 09:26:17

  @Clive_A 

 

So should I disable the fail-over in here, then, and let the policy routing handle the fail-over?

 

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Re:Policy routing issue???
2023-10-30 09:30:17

Hi @ceejaybassist

ceejaybassist wrote

  @Clive_A 

 

So should I disable the fail-over in here, then, and let the policy routing handle the fail-over?

 

Yes.

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Re:Policy routing issue???
2023-10-30 09:39:23

  @Clive_A 

 

It's very hassle though coz I should configure manually one-by-one all the rules I want.

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Re:Policy routing issue???
2023-10-30 09:49:45 - last edited 2023-10-30 09:50:41

Hi @ceejaybassist 

Thanks for posting in our business forum.

But this is what you need.. I don't think it is too complicated to configure. If you don't believe this is the correct way, you can search this situation on other brands and see how they get this done.

Basically, you need to create the rules based on what you need. There is no shortcut as far as I can tell.

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Re:Policy routing issue???
2023-10-30 09:53:32

  @Clive_A What will happen then to those I don't configure in Policy routing? Let's say, I configured only one rule, for ports 443 and 80 to be routed to WAN1, and fail-over to WAN2 if WAN1 is down. What will happen then to the others outside this rule if I don't configure them in policy routing?

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