Results 1 to 1 of 1
  1. #1
    New ROGer Array
    Join Date
    Nov 2020
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    2

    802.11AX Dual WAN Network Design review

    Summary
    Please forgive the dense post. I live in a remote location with limited availability for internet connectivity. My main constraint is data volume, followed by download speed and then upload speed. The best option for me is the local DSL connection at 12Mbps down and 1Mbps up. I have purchased two of the lines to effectively double my capacity. The network solution needs coverage for both internal and external spaces of 10,000sq ft. I am looking to replace my current solution with a ROG network solution. The current configuration provides service to the following:

    Wired Ethernet Cat5e Connections
    3x PCs on Windows 10
    1x Network printer
    Wireless Connections (Number is minimum, + are guests)
    7+ Cell Phones (Andriod/Iphone mix)
    5+ Laptops (Windows 10)
    1+ Tablet
    6+ Smart Devices

    Request
    I am seeking to upgrade my network to 802.11AX leveraging AIMesh for improved manageability and increase network coverage. The desired solution hinges on the ability for the router/switch to accept two separate WAN connections, not just have the option in the configuration menu. Anyone care to sanity check my design? Below are my current and Desired configurations.

    Current Configuration
    2x Comtrend ADSL2+ Modem CT-5072T (Service Provider Gear) 12Mbs down & 1Mbs Up each
    DrayTek Vigor2925 Dual WAN Router (configured for Load Balance) w/ wireless 2.4GHz & 5Ghz
    (Port 1,2,4,5) Free
    (Port 3) DrayTek Vigor P1100 Switch with 2x POE ports (Power over Ethernet)
    (Port 1) Internet via DrayTek Vigor 2925 Router)
    (Port 3) DrayTek VigorAP 910C (POE) Access Point wireless 2.4GHz & 5Ghz
    (Port 4) DrayTek VigorAP 910C (POE) Access Point wireless 2.4GHz & 5Ghz
    (Port 2, 5, 6) PC Cable connected
    (Port 7) Cable for future AP
    (Port 8) Network Printer

    Pros: Dual Wan connection (required), POE reduces power wiring
    Cons: Difficult User Interface, 2 AP’s + Router insufficient to cover desired area, 1 AP failing, Lack of ports on router required Switch

    Desired Configuration
    2x Comtrend ADSL2+ Modem CT-5072T (Service Provider Gear) 12Mbs down & 1Mbs Up each
    Dual Wan Router model (ASUS RT-AX89X??) or Switch (Model ??) (If WiFi capable, remove one AX6600 Node)
    (Port 1) ASUS AX6600 Tri Band WiFi Router in Node mode or PC Lan Cable
    (Port 2) ASUS AX6600 Tri Band WiFi Router in Node mode (Already Purchased)
    (Port 3) ASUS AX6600 Tri Band WiFi Router in Node mode (Already Purchased)
    (Port 4) ASUS AX6600 Tri Band WiFi Router in Node mode

    Pros: 802.11AX, User Friendly Interface, full area coverage
    Cons: Customer Service (Help line dropped me twice), No response to emails

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •