MX 64W 2nd WAN connected via LAN to other Cisco router
Hi I know questions about a 2nd WAN have been asked but this is a bit different.
I have just setup a MX64 and MS120 -8 and 2x MR33 AP and added to our current network.
So before this setup I had a Cisco Router with 2 x add-on cards 1 x 4 Port Nic and a 3/4 G mobile Cell interface. Now that device was just basic router so when it would fail over to cell I would need to updated all the router forwarding rules to use the Cell interface.
Now that is part of the reason I moved the Wifi And Router to Meraki. Now I have setup our HFC cable internet (thats all we can get). to be plugged into WAN port on MX now I want to connect the old Cisco router with the dial in Cell interface card to port 4 on MX as WAN2. But as that router has cell interface that only connects when needed the IP is not known so I would have to run the Cisco router via LAN to MX so the WAN 2 port on MX will have private IP. Not public as the cell interface is set to DHCP and only get sort lease times.
Even though MX WAN2 has a private IP (with Internet Access) there shall not be a challenge in functionality unless you wish to use Port Forwarding , Site to Site VPN (with Non Meraki), Client VPN etc. kind of configuration.
Failover and Load balancing between both the links shall work perfectly fine.
yes I do use Port Forwarding and I wanted to system to switch over to cisco router as soon as it gets traffic it connects over 3G.
MX IP = 10.0.0.181
WAN 1 = Public IP
Cisco router g0/1 = 10.0.0.180.
Cisco router c0/0/0 = Pubic IP only when connects.
I want to have g0/1 connect to port 4 on MX and I want to assign WAN 2 to that port.
I do need a way to port forward.
Now I have looked into using a USB 4G cell interface that I can connect to MX but I don't think a USB modem would be any good in the Cisco router we have Good Cell Interface card with 2 good External antenna. I don't think the USB port even has much bandwidth.