Some help for my company's network

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Zaryel's picture
Some help for my company's network

Hi everyone,

I am coming here to ask you for some help in the configuration of my company's network.

First of all, I am a developer, with basic skills in network administration, so I am not a guru at all! But as I am the only IT guy, I have been chosen to create the company's network.

Concerning the network, we actually have 2 BT lines, and we would like to "split" the traffic between those two lines. We are a small company working in an office with 2 rooms, so I have been thinking to simply split the traffic between those rooms. Every traffic in each room going to a different BT router.

So here is the network I have been planning and cabling, with 2xR8000 as R1 and R2.


I have been doing that so we have a high-availability if any of the BT routers crashes. However, it seems that there is an internal switch into the R8000 routers that prevents me from doing what I want.


Would someone be able to help me in creating a highly available network that would split the traffic between those 2 rooms?


Thank you in advance to everyone that will try to help!


Kind regards,



Zaryel's picture
It does not seem that anyone

It does not seem that anyone can help me, so I just have a simple question.


Is it possible to configure a different network and ip address on each port of a R8000 router if we decide to use DD-WRT? It is not possible to do that with the stock firmware, so I was wondering if it is with DD-WRT?


Thank you in advance.


Joris Limousin

Drewrobinso's picture
Separating each port is

Separating each port is fairly simple by indicating each port to its own VLAN in the interface. As far as IP addresses per port, they all will fall under the primary subnet created on your setup page. If your goal is to run unmanaged switches off each port ensure that you enable Duplex routing in your settings to get the best throughout. I have experienced some issues with static routing and DD-WRT, so I've always allowed the devices to pull DHCP and then extend the lease time extensively and have built the topography from the leased address.