I have been using a trio of B1300’s in mesh mode for the past year or so. Things have been going well with them for the most part. A few teething pains along the way but I don’t think anything out of the ordinary.
Flash forward to this week and I am trying to come up with a load balancing solution that will work. I have two providers with routers/modems of their own. This is one more than I had before. Previously, I had the WAN port of my main B1300 plugged into the Lan port of the router/modem. That had been working just fine.
In a previous conversation with support I had asked about using a LAN port as a second WAN and was told this is not possible. For this reason, I added a TP-Link TL-R605 to do load balancing. So my current setup is two router/modems plugged into two wan ports of the TP-Link modem which is in turn plugged LAN to WAN into the main B1300. This is, not surprisingly causing some issues. I tried but failed to find another solution that worked but am hoping someone has some suggestions.
I’m limited on what I can do with the router modems. Both are in DMZ mode but I can’t totally bridge them. I tried putting the TP-Link on the same network as the B1300 and joining them lan to lan. I thought I had figured out how to change the gateway on the B1300 Lan but in that setup I succeeded in cutting off internet entirely. So clearly I did not.
The TP Link does not have WIFI. Minimally I’d like to keep my mesh setup. Is there some practical way to get the B1300 and TP-Link on the same network together with the TP-Link handling load balancing/gateway duty?
I’d appreciate any direction. I’ve looked through this forum and others and I find others with similar issues but no clear solutions.