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Hi Friends,

I just want to ensure that my multi-WAN setup in my below network environment is effective!!
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I referred the multi-WAN documentation , it says "With every new connection to a server on the Internet, the multi-WAN system alternates WAN interfaces. User A could be downloading a large file through WAN #1, while User B is making a voice-over-IP (VoIP) telephone call on WAN #2" .

So my confusion is that from the point of view from ClearOS Machine , it is having only one user ( Router) . So my actual end user's traffic will be divided equally via 2 internet connections ?. Kindly advice
Sunday, October 09 2016, 10:47 AM

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    Arun
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    Wednesday, October 12 2016, 05:46 AM - #Permalink
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    Reason for using router behind ClearOS

    We have a VPN Setup with Head Office & That is a CISCO VPN Router.
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    Sunday, October 09 2016, 07:44 PM - #Permalink
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    Nick Howitt wrote:
    Is there a reason you are using a router behind ClearOS? The more normal configuration would be to configure the router as a switch (give it a fixed IP on the ClearOS LAN, disable its DHCP sever and connect its LAN to the ClearOS LAN - do not use its WAN). If you need specific elements of the routers functionality such as VoIP then this may not be possible and you may need to connect as you have.


    That was my thought as well. If not needed then remove the router and let ClearOS do it's thing...
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    Sunday, October 09 2016, 01:59 PM - #Permalink
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    I think they used "user" in their example. I think what they really mean is one source/destination combination. This means that user 1 can be browsing a web site through one WAN interface and downloading a file through another. I'm not 100% sure but to me this is the more likely scenario.

    Is there a reason you are using a router behind ClearOS? The more normal configuration would be to configure the router as a switch (give it a fixed IP on the ClearOS LAN, disable its DHCP sever and connect its LAN to the ClearOS LAN - do not use its WAN). If you need specific elements of the routers functionality such as VoIP then this may not be possible and you may need to connect as you have.
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