Trouble setting up Failover on 8800NL R2

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adamlang
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Trouble setting up Failover on 8800NL R2

Post by adamlang » Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:36 am

Hi there,

I'm struggling to set up the failover on my 8800NL R2. My primary connection is with a company called Fibre WiFi who provide a wireless connection (about 10mbps up and down) for rural areas. My secondary connection is a BT dsl line (rated at 2mbps but probably slower).

The primary connection is through a proprietary wireless router, connected to my ewan port. The problem is I think that when the primary network goes down, the proprietary router is still working and will give a local ping.

I see the ping settings in the failover menu, with options for gateway and host. Is there a way of setting these to an external source, so that when my primary connection goes down the billion router detects it and automatically switches over to the BT connection. I currently have to do this manually.

Many thanks.

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Re: Trouble setting up Failover on 8800NL R2

Post by billion_fan » Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:40 am

adamlang wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:36 am
Hi there,

I'm struggling to set up the failover on my 8800NL R2. My primary connection is with a company called Fibre WiFi who provide a wireless connection (about 10mbps up and down) for rural areas. My secondary connection is a BT dsl line (rated at 2mbps but probably slower).

The primary connection is through a proprietary wireless router, connected to my ewan port. The problem is I think that when the primary network goes down, the proprietary router is still working and will give a local ping.

I see the ping settings in the failover menu, with options for gateway and host. Is there a way of setting these to an external source, so that when my primary connection goes down the billion router detects it and automatically switches over to the BT connection. I currently have to do this manually.

Many thanks.
Set the ping option to host and enter a external IP address that you can normally ping eg google DNS servers

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