I am trying to configure the Multi-WAN feature on my MT2500. I have installed the relevant drivers for the TPLink UE306 and as far as I can tell this was successful.
I have it hooked up via ethernet cable to my backup WAN (4G connection on a Huawei B535), and I can see that it’s assigned an IP address on the Huawei. However, when I go to the Multi-WAN page I get an error message. This message has always appeared, even before I configured the RJ45 adapter.
I’ve tried having Multi-WAN set to failover mode and then pulling the plug on the primary connection, but this does not result in the traffic going via the secondary WAN.
A couple of screenshots to illustrate the issue…firstly ifconfig details:
192.168.88.x is the MT2500
192.168.68.x is my primary WAN (an ASUS DSL router)
192.168.8.x is my secondary WAN (the Huawei B535 4G router)
I still get the error message in the GLiNet interface, so presumably that’s unrelated to the dual WAN issue. Would be nice if this was not such a PITA to configure tbh! Having Multi-WAN listed as an option in the standard interface, but with no options to actually get the USB port running was really confusing.
The load balancing is great by the way! A speedtest with multiple connections give just about the sum total of the bandwidth from the two connection.
Thanks for a very interesting post and solution. Are you able to kindly elaborate on the details of how you installed the relevant drivers for the UE306 and also how you added a new interface in LUCI as I am a total newbie when it comes to tinkering with the more advanced settings of this router. I would really like to try this as my current load balance implementation using PPPoE for one connection and wireless repeating for the second has been very flaky.
I’m also a newbie with this router so take what I say with a grain of salt, but the way I got the UE306 working was to go to the Plug Ins section and search for and install the drivers for the chipset that is in the UE306 (which is Asix AX88179):
As for getting the dual wan working, that took a bit of YouTubing, which I’d recommend doing (search for ‘openwrt mwan’ or ‘openwrt dual wan’). You add the interface in the LuCI interface > Network > Interfaces.
Hopefully that gives you enough to figure it out - as I was figuring it out as I went I didn’t write down every step unfortunately!
Got dual-WAN to work now really well on my Slate AX with this setup in a “load balance” mode and my speeds have increased. Big problem though is that when VPN (wireguard client to a commercial VPN - Windscribe) is active “green indicator on”, then I have no access to the internet whatsoever. I am on the latest beta firmware 4.2.0 beta3. Anyone knows of any solution to getting both load balance and VPN to be working at the same time?