Firewalla Feature Guide: Multi-WAN

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    Chris Wallace

    When setup in Multi-WAN mode, it is possible to route certain devices out the ISP2 connection while all other devices route out the ISP1 connection?

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    nozero

    Maybe a dumb WAN Connectivity Test question. 
    Since it was on by default after setup, should I assume it should be left on at all times?
    Thanks

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    Firewalla

    @nozero, do you see the tests are off?

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    nozero

    @Firewalla,
    No, still on.
    Advanced Options

    Connectivity Test

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    Test Targets

    To test Internet connectivity via Ping test and DNS test. If one of the test fails, the connectivity will be considered to be lost.

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    Support Team

    @nozero, Yes, we'd suggest you leave it on.  The connectivity test is an important feature that can help you identify your ISP connection issues. More information here: https://help.firewalla.com/hc/en-us/articles/4405487405587

     

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    nozero

    @Support Team, Great, and thanks for the info link!

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    Stretch

    I love that this exists now, but I do have a question.

    I have a use case where I would like to hook up my mobile hotspot as backup(WAN2), but if the primary WAN1 goes down and uses the mobile hot spot (WAN2), I only want to allow ONE device (work laptop) to be able to utilize the internet on that backup (WAN2) vs the entire house. Would that be easy to set up, assuming I would just create a RULE that blocks all from that WAN2 then allow only the one device?

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    Firewalla

    The best way is to turn off the obvious bandwidth hogs and leave the other devices on. There is absolutely no need to turn off everything, many IoT devices don't communicate that much, and if you turn them off, may lose functionalities

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    Neil Moloney

    I have an issue where I have set up primary and secondary, and it all works really well. I love it, because it's actually come in handy a few times during WFH video calls. However, if my secondary gateway loses power, I lose ALL internet connectivity (my primary is still live, and if I connect directly to it, it isn't disconnected from its WAN). I found this out when I was moving my secondary to a new location a few feet away and had to power it down. I have since experimented and this is 100% replicable. I'm guessing this wouldn't be considered a feature?

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    Firewalla

    Secondary WAN down should NOT impact primary WAN

    Did you setup any "routes" to force traffic going to the standby? or uses a DNS server only the secondary ISP? if not, send an email to help@firewalla.com, and we can look inside;

     

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    Temoshee

    Is the Purple really Multi-WAN if you can only have one connection at a time?

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    Firewalla

    Purple can have an ethernet based WAN and a WiFi-based WAN for the purple. 

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