Jump to content

Welcome to Netduma Forum
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!
Photo

Can the XR500 accept 2 Wan connections from different ISPs?


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1
AsNCo

AsNCo

    Clubhouse Member

  • Clubhouse Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 255 posts
  • Local time: 06:19 PM
  • LocationSingapore

As I was discussing with someone about solving their Internet's downtime, I was thinking that it would be better for him to get 2 cheap internet plans from 2 separate ISPs as opposed to paying a slightly higher amount than the 2 cheap ISPs for 1 larger internet speed with only 1 ISP,
I just realized my Asus RT-AC68U a slightly old router by now is able to set up Dual Wan connections from 2 different networks.

But I am not so sure if the XR500 is able to do this. If it doesn't, would it be possible to implement it in the future?



#2
Netduma Fraser

Netduma Fraser

    Tech & Customer Support

  • Administrators
  • 19,178 posts
  • Local time: 11:19 AM

No I don't believe that is possible at the moment. I'm sure it's something that could be added in future but would not be for a significant amount of time.


Twitter/Facebook/YouTube/Twitch/Instagram/Steam Group/Discord

 

Official R1 Support Times: 10am - 6pm BST



Official DumaOS/XR500 Support Times: 12pm - Midnight BST



Time Converter

If you're having Settings or Hardware issues with the XR500 please go here and login to get the number for Netgear's 24/7 support line: http://support.netgear.com/


#3
BIG__DOG

BIG__DOG

    Forum Legend

  • Moderators
  • 1,676 posts
  • Local time: 11:19 AM
  • LocationNear Manchester

As I was discussing with someone about solving their Internet's downtime, I was thinking that it would be better for him to get 2 cheap internet plans from 2 separate ISPs as opposed to paying a slightly higher amount than the 2 cheap ISPs for 1 larger internet speed with only 1 ISP,
I just realized my Asus RT-AC68U a slightly old router by now is able to set up Dual Wan connections from 2 different networks.

But I am not so sure if the XR500 is able to do this. If it doesn't, would it be possible to implement it in the future?

If that is something that you really need then you could go for the asus ac66u or 88u as they both have dual wan, 1 as fail over support. I know of no consumer router that will run 2 connections simultaniously. Draytek do several enterprise level routers also that do dual wan.


Posted Image Posted Image

#4
Gouldin

Gouldin

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 32 posts
  • Local time: 11:19 AM
  • LocationCoventry
I wouldn't use Asus for dual wan, it's not very reliable.
I'd go with a synology rt2600 ac if you're after an all in one consumer friendly device that does dual wan well.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users