Double WAN failover router + VPN

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 16:19    Post subject: Double WAN failover router + VPN Reply with quote
Hi everyone !

I'm a frequent user of DD-WRT that I employ for WiFi access purpose, but today I'm looking for a router after my client's TP-Link TL-ER6020 crashed (only after some weeks of use) and as i was encountering a conflict anyway because of my two WANs directing to the same subnet (TP-Link limitation ??), I envisage now to use a DD-WRT router to replace it.

I first tried to use a TP-Link TL-WR1043ND (ver 2.1), but I cannot manage VLANs to configure 2 WANs with it, so my question is :

Considering I need a router with 2 WANs (with failover between two DSL modems), NAT management, firewall and VPN access, what would be the most efficient and cost effective solution in my case ?

Do you have any suggestion about hardware choice and/or configuration ? I have a couple of WRT54 I'd love to give a second life to, and I'm sure they'd do the job great, but wouldn't they be obsolete ? I don't want to limit my client's bandwidth...

Thanks a lot for your time

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Location: UK, London, just across the river..

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 22:31    Post subject: Reply with quote
R7000 will do Wink
TP-Link WR740Nv1 -----DD-WRT 44538 BS AP,NAT
TP-Link WR740Nv4 -----DD-WRT 44251 BS WAP/Switch
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 ---DD-WRT 44627 BS AP,NAT,AP Isolation,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,DoT,VPN,VLAN
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 ---DD-WRT 44538 BS AP,NAT,AD Block,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,DoT,VPN,VLAN
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 ---Gargoyle OS 1.12.0 AP,NAT,QoS,Quotas
Netgear R7800 -----DD-WRT 44538 BS AP,NAT,AD-Block,AP&Net Isolation,VLAN's,Firewall,Local DNS,DoT
Netgear R7000 -----DD-WRT 44538 BS AP,Wi-Fi OFF,NAT,AD-Block,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,DoT,VPN
Stubby for DNS over TLS I DNSCrypt v2 by mac913

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Posts: 7374
Location: YWG, Canada

PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 23:48    Post subject: Reply with quote
or r6400 (cheaper) if the perm attached antennas & other minor differences between it & r7000 dont mean anything to u.

kong also highly praises the r6400.


BrainSlayer wrote:
we just do it since we do not like any restrictions enforced by stupid cocaine snorting managers

[x86_64] Haswell i3-4150/QCA9984/QCA9882 ----> DD-WRT v3.0-r44627 std
[QUALCOMM] DIR-862L ------------------------------> DD-WRT v3.0-r44632 std
[QUALCOMM] WNDR4300 v1 ------------------------> DD-WRT v3.0-r44632 std
[QUALCOMM] DIR-862L ------------------------------> DD-WRT v3.0-r44632 std
[BROADCOM] DIR-860L A1 --------------------------> DD-WRT v3.0-r44583 std

If you use DSLReports please enable hi-res bufferbloat.

Sigh.. why do i exist anyway..
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Joined: 14 Jun 2017
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:01    Post subject: Reply with quote
Agree, r6400 for sure.
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