[Wolves] Wolves Digest, Vol 606, Issue 1

David davidjackson at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Apr 22 13:02:34 UTC 2016

On Friday, 22 April 2016 13:13:25 BST, Matt Dooner <dclscratch at gmail.com> 
> Long time since I replied to a mailing this thread, lets hope I do this
> right!
>                  /---> Phones
>                 /---> CCTV
> BT -> Router --/--------\
>                          >-- Router --> Internal Network
> Virgin -> Router -------/
> Your phones and CCTV could be on the other side, and it is probably
> simplest to have them on one network or the other. I don't have much
> experience with VOIP though. A switch will not do it, you'll need another
> router and network behind the two BT / Virgin routers. Make sure the BT /
> Virgin routers are on different subnets. There is probably some fancy
> hardware out there that can roll all this into a single device.

I would consider using something like a Draytek 2830 or 2860. They allow 
multiple WAN connections and allow you to do load balancing between them. 
They also provide port forwarding and ipsec vpns.

>> Long time no bother with question ;-)
>> This may well be a question with a simple answer, or open a can of worms.
>> I have a property that we want no down time for internet access, so
> currently have a Virgin internet
>> box as well as a BT connection.
>> If both services are up, VOIP phones are through one connection and
> computers all through the other, then if one fails we just
>> shift a patch lead from one to the other to run all services through one
> router. DHCP done by each router.
>> So, clearly to automate this I need a switch between both incoming
> routers and the two subnets.
>> Guessing? This would immediatley screw up dhcp as only need one one a
> working network, but if that connection failed, would lose DHCP.
>> Would the right Switch be used instead for the DHCP?
>> We also have an incoming port forward to security cameras to watch
> remotely, would the right switch be programmable for this?
>> Any answers or pointers to a simple tutorial?
>> Thanks
>> Wayne

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