I live in a remote area in broadband terms. The service we now enjoy is beamed from the next hill and acceptable but we have no fall back connection. I do however have an ADSL copper connection which is available from a different ISP. This has a much lower bandwidth but would be available as a fallback option should the wireless link fail. Is there a wiki which would get me started with setting this up please. I am using an SG135 UTM.
I searched for a guide but didn't find what I needed.
Grateful for any pointers please.
Hi Bob, I am not having much success here. The Web Filtering was a surprise as I had no idea it had been set. I wonder if it came as a result of my setting something else.
Can I leave Web Filtering off while I try and sort out my second WAN connection?
I tried this, as I said earlier, but even with Web Filtering turned off I still had no internet or email access as soon as I turned on the multipath rules and uplink balancing. What next I ask?
With regard to Philipp's advice and your related help I note that if I access the UTM as root it negates any support available from Sophos. Do I really have to go in using SSH. Surely it shouldn't be necessary for what I am trying to achieve?
Yes, it's not advised for people to start mucking around with things at the command line unless it's something known to be acceptable. Sophos UTM: How to change the outgoing interface for Web Filtering gives more instruction than I did, but it clearly indicates that the command I give above is acceptable.
How about a picture of your Multipath rules?
Cheers - Bob
If I try and set the GW on the second interface it automatically turns on the Uplink Balancing which calls a login popup and stops my WAN connection so I have not included the default GW on the AAISP interface.
On the multipath rules there is only the one rule.
I have set an arbitrary IP subnet for the AAISP interface. I do not have the IP address of the router but can get it in the morning.
I am having trouble inserting the file so see if it works:-
For reasons I don't understand I cannot insert my zipped screenshots this time. I get a message saying the file or url is not allowed to be inserted!4667.Pictures.tar.gz
But this seemed to work.
Sorry, Alastair, but I don't have a tool that lets me see those pics. How about just jpegs or pngs?
Ok I think my file was damaged. Try this.
what makes me wonder here is your remark "it automatically turns on the Uplink Balancing which calls a login popup and stops my WAN connection". What do you mean by "login popup"?And, of course, the second GW forces uplink balancing to be enabled, that's by design.
@Bob: I think we need to fix this "login popup" thing before we ca go any further here...
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Thanks, Alastair, that helps. I don't think this will work if the AAISP interface doesn't have a default gateway.
Agreed, Philipp, that confused me, too...
Hi Bob & Philipp,
Sorry for the long pause. We have guest occupying the room and I have to wait until he leaves and I can access the AAISP router. Hope will get there this evening and check out the AAISP connection and router settings. I thought AAISP could access from their end but couldn't. More fun later!!!
OK, I have checked out my other broadband connection with AAISP. The connection is up and working. The router lan port is configured as a normal access port with DHCP and default GW and I can connect to it with laptop and browse. All OK so far.
On the UTM I have set up a dedicated access port, port 1 on its own subnet with unique IP/25 addresses and it is connected to the AAISP lan port.
The problem is when I try and set the default GW for port 1 on the UTM, things go wrong. As soon as I do this I get the warning that uplink balancing is required and is enabled. I then get a link error on the AAISP.
If I try and cinnect to a website using a Firefox browser I then get an Warning:Potetntial Security Risk from Firefox with the message. See screenshot and note the Network management prompt in the corner. Unfortunately this also took me off line so I have to back out to be able to send this which may be why the screenshot appeared above!!!
Grateful for what to try next.