Device: Burme 2 (GL-MT2500)
Firmware: 4.2.3 release 5 (OpenWrt 21.02-SNAPSHOT)
tethering interface to be the primary Internet connection for the Multi-WAN setup while the Ethernet is also connected to the Burme 2’s WAN port.
The Ethernet takes priority for all Internet connections in a Multi-WAN setup but the tethered device offers a faster connection. Interface Priority is reported to have been adjusted within the GL GUI → Network → Multi-WAN → Interface Priority but does not seem to be honored/have an effect.
- Network configuration details for network interfaces are stored in the text file
- The Ethernet uses the
wannetwork interface with a
10. This sets its priority over any other interfaces.
- The tethered device uses the
tetheringnetwork interface with a
30. Its higher value places it at a lower priority.
Manually inverse the metrics affecting the interface priorities.
- Edit & save the
tethering’s metric to
wan’s metric to
- Restart the networking system
service network reloador
- Confirm the results
ip route show
Tethered device now set as primary Internet connection; SpeedTest.net now reports 363.09/57.18 Mbps up/down vs 50 Mbps Ethernet.
- Device runs OpenWrt 21.02-SNAPSHOT; 21.02.0 was released 2021 Sep 04.
- On 2022 Aug 4 a bug report was filed to OpenWrt reporting
metricswere not correctly processed on a
Target Platform: ipq806x/generic.
- Option metric in /etc/config/network not correctly processed. #10384
- Issue is suspected to be relevant to GL GUI Interface Priority/Mutli-WAN configuration