Load Balancing on 2811 with on 4 port 10/100 HWIC

Unanswered Question
Feb 9th, 2008
User Badges:

I am having a cisco 2811 router with one inteface (Fastethernet 0/0) connected to the lan and is also the gateway and other interface is FE 0/1 is connected to a Wireless Radio which have a bandwidth of 15 Mbps to a office near by which also have the same set up connected in the same way.

Now i need to double the bandwidth by adding on more wireless device on either ends.how can i load balance on the 4 port HWIC card on 2811 on both side.

It should be load balancing not fault tolerent.

Please help

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Overall Rating: 4 (2 ratings)
paolo bevilacqua Sat, 02/09/2008 - 13:01
User Badges:
  • Super Gold, 25000 points or more
  • Hall of Fame,

    Founding Member


Configure additional vlans 2, 3, 4. Assign each one to a port with "switchport access vlan X". Assign a different address and subnet subnet to each VLAN. Make sure you can ping everything as supposed.

Configure a routing protocol of your choice, suggest ospf. You will have load balancing and fault tolerance.

Hope this helps, please rate post if it does!

tecnetpro Wed, 02/13/2008 - 10:48
User Badges:


Can you please help me in configuring the loadbalancing with ospf on cisco 2811 router.

paolo bevilacqua Wed, 02/13/2008 - 11:21
User Badges:
  • Super Gold, 25000 points or more
  • Hall of Fame,

    Founding Member

Can you get first to the step where you have the 4 vlans set and can ping each the corresponding each IP on the other side ?

Do configure your radios IP in the same subnet for each subnet, so you can manage them as well.


int fa 0/2/0

switchport access vlan 10

int fa 0/2/1

switchport access vlan 11

int vlan 10

ip address

int vlan 11

ip address

etc ...

tecnetpro Wed, 02/13/2008 - 11:37
User Badges:

Thanks for the reply..

i have ordered for the HWIC's and will be getting in 2-3 days time. but i want prepare an outline before trying this.

i am taking my old ccnp books and reading ospf now.since i am into voice solutions for the past 3 years,i am completely out of touch with dynamic routing protocols..

paolo bevilacqua Wed, 02/13/2008 - 11:44
User Badges:
  • Super Gold, 25000 points or more
  • Hall of Fame,

    Founding Member

Hi, it's all automatic and no need to worry too much about. Assuming the addresses I used as example:

router ospf 1

network area 0

redistribute connected subnets

And that's it.

tecnetpro Wed, 02/13/2008 - 11:47
User Badges:

Thanks for quick replay.

i will get back to you as soon as i finish configuring this.


This Discussion