we are trying to expand our local network with subnets for the development
For testing the new network setup we purchased 2 RVL200 Routers:
- We have connected the routers to our main network via the WAN port.
- We have set up static IP on the WAN port
a) 192.168.255.121, Mask 255.255.255.0, GW 192.168.255.1, DNS 192.168.255.2
b) 192.168.255.122, Mask 255.255.255.0, GW 192.168.255.1, DNS 192.168.255.2
- We have set up DHCP on the LAN port
a) IP=192.168.2.1, DHCP: 192.168.2.33 .. 127, DNS 192.168.255.2
b) IP=192.168.3.1, DHCP: 192.168.3.33 .. 127, DNS 192.168.255.2
- We have set the mode to 'Router' (no NAT - I.net by main network servers)
- We have disabled the Firewall (is done by main network servers)
- In short words: we are using the RVL200 only as a router and DHCP server.
Once this setup is made everything is working fine.
The RVL200 routers work as expected.
A PC behind the RVL200 can access the main network and log into the windows
domain (Outlook, Internet, ... are working fine).
But once we have a power-off (or a reset) of the RVL200 something fails:
- The PC cannot get access to the main network.
- Using the ping diagnosis of the RVL200 we can access LAN and WAN
(form the RVL200).
- Using ping on the PC we can reach all LAN (e.g. 192.168.2.*) devices
but cannot reach the main network gateway (192.168.255.1) or DNS
It seams that the RVL200 fails to route packets from LAN (192.168.2.*,
192.168.3.*) to the main network (192.168.255.*).
By playing around we found out that going to 'Setup' -> 'Network' (in the
RVL200 Admin page) and pressing the 'Save Settings' button (without applying
any changes) fixes the problem. After a delay of 10 to 15 Seconds the RVL200
starts routing packet into the main subnet. (We observed this by a ping for
the gateway running on the PC - a short time after the save-action the
We have the latest RVL200 firmware installed (v1.1.7).
Can we somehow work around this problem or are we missing some extra
setup (e.g. a static route) ?