Triple WAN Failover Settings

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Triple WAN Failover Settings
Triple WAN Failover Settings
2021-11-24 16:07:06
Model: ER605 (TL-R605)  
Hardware Version: V1
Firmware Version: 1.0.1

Hi,

 

I'm sure this is a basic question - but has me stumped.

I have 3 wans. I only want one active at any time.

 

I want WAN 1 active. If it fails, traffic switches to WAN 2. If that fails and WAN 1 is also down, traffic switches to WAN 3.

Similarly, if WAN 1 comes back to life, traffic is switched back to WAN 1. If WAN 2 comes back to life, traffic is switched to that (presuming WAN 1 is still down).

How do I do that?

 

Hope that makes sense!

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Re:Triple WAN Failover Settings
2021-11-25 03:29:01

@skavan 

 

Hi,

 

Maybe this article will help you: https://www.tp-link.com/en/support/faq/2133/

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Re:Triple WAN Failover Settings
2021-11-25 17:07:46
Thanks. That article covers two wans - and alludes to more - but I can't figure out how. It maybe that the tp-link only allows one failover backup....but there must be a workaround. s.
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Re:Triple WAN Failover Settings
2021-11-26 01:46:33

@skavan 

 

As far as I know, when you set up link backup, it is possible to choose to have a few primary WANs and a few for backup WANs.

I guess it's up to you.

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Re:Triple WAN Failover Settings
2021-11-26 13:29:59

@Virgo -- I can see one can select more than on Primary, but the same is not tue for Backup wans as far asd I can tell.

 

s.

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Re:Triple WAN Failover Settings
2021-11-29 08:48:06

@skavan 

Yet you can create multiple link backup rules. 

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Re:Triple WAN Failover Settings
2021-11-29 14:24:06

@John1234 Thank you. Would you mind kicking me in the right direction for this "Multiple Link Backup Rules" -- I'm a newb.

 

Thanks.

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Re:Triple WAN Failover Settings
2021-11-30 06:44:08

@skavan 

I do not have the device in standalone mode. You can see that Add and Delete button on the top right corner? You can create multiple Backup rules by Clicking that. 

Primary WAN=PW

Backup WAN=BW

 

#1 PW=WAN1 BW=WAN2 mode 3 >> if WAN1 is down, switch to WAN2

#2 PW=WAN1&2 BW=WAN3 mode 3 >> if WAN1&2 are down, switch to WAN3

 

Thinking I am doing the scheme right? 

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Re:Triple WAN Failover Settings
2021-11-30 15:35:37 - last edited 2021-11-30 15:38:03

@John1234 Thanks.,..and for the screenshot and instructions.

 

The problem is, it won't let me execute the second Rule and says "The Port has been used. Please Select another." -- referring to the Primary WAN. Even if I drop WAN1 from the rule, it still gives the same error. In other words, if a WAN has been used in a prior rule, either as Primary or Backup, it can't be used again!

 

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Re:Triple WAN Failover Settings
2021-12-01 06:23:33

@skavan 

What if #2 PW=WAN2 BW=WAN3 mode 3 >> if WAN2 is down, switch to WAN3

 

If this conflicts with the existing/used one, am afraid no other way to achieve that..

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Re:Triple WAN Failover Settings
2021-12-01 13:35:38

@John1234 Same issue -- it issues a conflict error if a WAN has been used in any previous slot! 

Would there be a way to do it with load balancing 100:0 on WAN1 and WAN 2 and then failover the WAN 3?

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