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Private APN network binded to ISP CPE for internet access

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January 21, 2014 4:44:34 AM

Hello there,

At the moment I have a private APN with which I can reach devices out side my office. The APN does not have internet access thus when ever I need anything on the in the internet, I have to disconnect from the APN network.

A /32 ip leased line from the service provider terminates on a mikrotik router which is what I use to connect to the devices outside the office.

I connect to the internet using a wireless CPE from an ISP. So what I do every now and again is to disconnect from the APN connect to the CPE to do things on the internet after which I connect back to the APN link.

What I wish to achieve now is to bond the two networks together such that connecting and disconnect will stop. How best can this be done?

Plus a partner office outside my state wishes to communicate with my LAN
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January 21, 2014 6:33:17 AM

What you need is a real router. Most so called "routers" are best described as gateways since they can only have a single lan network and a single wan network and in most cases a single wan ip address.

They make a number of dual wan routers and you can load dd-wrt on a router and make it into a dual wan router.

So once you have this device what you do is put in a default route to the wan interface that has access to the internet. Then you put in all the IP address blocks that represent devices on this private network and tell the router to send that traffic over the other wan interface.
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January 21, 2014 8:14:48 AM

bill001g said:
What you need is a real router. Most so called "routers" are best described as gateways since they can only have a single lan network and a single wan network and in most cases a single wan ip address.

They make a number of dual wan routers and you can load dd-wrt on a router and make it into a dual wan router.

So once you have this device what you do is put in a default route to the wan interface that has access to the internet. Then you put in all the IP address blocks that represent devices on this private network and tell the router to send that traffic over the other wan interface.


Thanks for your prompt bill001g,

Like I noted in my earlier post.

I have a RB750 series mikrotik router in the office.

It has 5ports, is it not possible to work out your suggested solution with this router.

Please note, I am actually new to routers and how they are configured, I will appreciate some form of down to earth explanation (if you don't mind).

If my mikrotik router would be good enough, I will appreciate a kind of step by step.

Thank in anticipation

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January 21, 2014 9:27:20 AM

From the quick look I have done on that device it does appear that is a actual router. It appears to actually be a fairly advanced router if it really support MPLS tags.

This is not a brand I have ever seen before so I can't begin to give you detailed configuration. I am really good with cisco and juniper stuff and can guess most consumer grade stuff but this looks like a commercial router and it likely is as complex as a cisco to configure so it will take quite a bit of study.

I would be very careful about making changes to this router. I would be asking why they put in such a advanced device if they did not actually need to. If this is running a routing protocol or maybe even MPLS to connect to this network you could mess things up if you try to put in a simple static route configuration. I would contact whoever set this up and ask them if they could assist or at least tell you what to watch out for.
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January 22, 2014 4:18:46 AM

bill001g said:
From the quick look I have done on that device it does appear that is a actual router. It appears to actually be a fairly advanced router if it really support MPLS tags.

This is not a brand I have ever seen before so I can't begin to give you detailed configuration. I am really good with cisco and juniper stuff and can guess most consumer grade stuff but this looks like a commercial router and it likely is as complex as a cisco to configure so it will take quite a bit of study.

I would be very careful about making changes to this router. I would be asking why they put in such a advanced device if they did not actually need to. If this is running a routing protocol or maybe even MPLS to connect to this network you could mess things up if you try to put in a simple static route configuration. I would contact whoever set this up and ask them if they could assist or at least tell you what to watch out for.


Thanks a bunch ,

I will try and contact the guys who set things up here and find the best possible way of resolving this challenge.

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July 9, 2014 3:35:32 PM

Have you considered a FreeRadius and NAS integration for ISP???
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