We have two network connections coming into the office. One is a private WAN and the other is an internet WAN. We have a RV042 Router configured for load balancing. On Wan1 we have our private WAN which includes Exchange, and 6 VPNs. On WAN2 we have a Public IP, and workers from home. Both connections are 5Mg T1s and both have the ability to reach the internet but only wan2 has a public IP (76.x.x.x) were as WAN1 has a private IP. (10.x.x.x).
Now were the problem lies is our new web based Payroll system does not support load balancing. We have to shutdown one side when we want to do payroll (turn load balancing off.)
Now is there a way to make our payroll computers only use one side? modify host file maybe? Or force a certain MAC address to only use WAN1 OR is there a better router that can Accomplish this?
Any help would be appreciated
I do not have a RV042 and have had to reference the admin guide:
I hope these comments are helpful. Perhaps you can comment and let me know if this works for you. Check the load balancing and protocol binding section. These changes are disruptive ... please assume some outage during the change. Not a long outage, but just the same remote sessions might be dropped during.
For outgoing you can use protocol binding. This might pose some problems with the client VPN ... can you try this after hours?
For incoming, how do the clients and remote PCs know about the accounting software? Are you advertising this IP via one link or the other?
If you are, then you can have a preference via one of the links. If you are not advertising this IP then you will not be able to ensure a preference to one service provider over the other.
Do please check the admin guide and let me know your thoughts. Kindest regards and HTH,