I want to deploy around 100+ MX67W on remote sites (1 MX per site). Each site has always 2 Internet routers to which the MX67W will be connected. The WAN 1 and WAN 2 ports will be configured to obtain IP addresses with DHCP from the Internet routers.
I tested with a quick lab and noticed that the MX67W worked fine with WAN 1 and WAN2 using the same IP adress 192.168.1.1 (provided by the Internet routers).
I have a few basic questions here 😊:
1. how it works (same IP on both uplinks) behind the scene? are WAN 1 and WAN2 ports on different VRF or something like that? Is it documented somewhere?
2. Is there any potential problem if we proceed the deployment like that (all uplinks of 100+ MX 67W will use the same IP 192.168.1.1)?
I have never seen any documentation on it, but I assume that the MX is doing a VRF-like implementation. I still would use different IP-networks on WAN1 and WAN2. That way you can reach both WAN-devices from the internal network for troubleshooting (you also need Flow preferences for this).
Just to echo what @KarstenI said, even if it does work I’d keep things separate just from a troubleshooting standpoint, and if you need to connect to those WAN routers.
I can see why it would mostly work - since WAN1 never needs to know about WAN2 and vice-versa - and the upstream path only exists via a default route to the WAN interface, and it’s generally all NATed. But I’d still keep them in separate subnets.