Rural Africa : MultiWan Load Balancing with VLAN ( Mikrotik RB750UP to Pfsense)
Hello Dear Experts :D
I live in rural Africa in a part of the country where ADSL connections are capped at 1 M/s.
I am in the process of scoping out a multi-wan solution with vlan in order to reach a needed 4 M/s connection and acquiring the required gear to accomplish that.
Here is a rough diagram showing the plan to load balance 4 x 1M/s accessed wirelessly.
Here is a description of a similar setup recommended by Pfsense team, using a managed switch:
Since we need to power the Ubiquiti CPE Clients using POE (outdoors), I would like to use Mikrotik RB750UP Router as an affordable VLAN capable switch.
Creating VLAN2… VLAN5 to tag traffic coming from WAN 1-4 though the Ubiquiti AP routers onto POE capable ports 2-5 on RB750UP.
Then sending that traffic through port 1 RB750UP into Pfsense.
Then setting up load balancing between VLAN 2-5 in Pfsense using its MultiWan feature set.
We already know how to use pfsense for load balancing.
However, reading through the Mikrotik documentation I could not determine the following:
Can Mikrotik RB750UP do the job?
Can it tag traffic coming from each wireless client router using VLAN , than send it through to Pfsense and back?
I found the following document, but could not decipher it with certainty :-\
Thanks in advance for your kind feedback!!
http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Switch_Chip_Features#Example_-_802.1Q_Trunking_with_Atheros_switch_chip_in_RouterOS_v6 is exactly what you want to accomplish to
put PoE ports to access mode and "ETHERNET" port to trunk mode, it should be working
Many thanks for taking the time to review and answer.
I guess I was baffled due to that document saying the switch chip on RB750UP does NOT support Rule tables.
I gather from your previous message that this does not matter for our scenario.
Thanks again for your kind assistance.