I just picked up another internet connection at home, I was wondering if I could load-balance the two using gl-ar300m router. It has one WAN port and one LAN port. Both my WAN connections use PPPoE authentication.
My initial search led me to mwan3 package which does the same, however I’m having hard time on how to configure it, more specifically how to configure LAN port as another WAN. Openwrt guide on mwan3 mentions a switch option under network in openwrt which I’m not seeing here.
Is there any beginner friendly guide or tutorials available on how can I configure it? Any helpful pointers appreciated
Then you can configure the lan interface as pppoe and secondary as static for emergency login.
I am not sure about the ar300m, but it could either have one eth interface split with switch in two physical ports or two eth interfaces each for one physical port.
What is the output of uci export network ?
Yeah, i guess you guys are correct when you I can get locked out if something goes wrong with wireless but I'm not too worried about it, its just home connection and with me constantly around (thx to corona), I can just hard reset the router in such a case. Router has only 1 usb port which i need for a usb stick, so usb2ethernet is no go. Connections are 50mbps and 25mbps.
I added the newly created wan2 interface in mwan3 and added it in members and policy as well. It shows both wan online in mwan3 status. However, it still only uses wan for connecting to internet. Also to troubleshoot, I tried disabling then first wan interface, then i'm unable to connect to internet. Although i can do ping openwrt.com via diagnostics. Not sure what I'm doing wrong. Also I added a line in config to override the mac as my old router mac as mac binding is done by ISP.