The information in this page is updated in accordance with firmware version RUTX_R_00.02.04.1.
This chapter is an overview of the Failover and Load Balancing functions in RUTX09 routers.
If you're having trouble finding this page or some of the parameters described here on your device's WebUI, you should turn on "Advanced WebUI" mode. You can do that by clicking the "Basic" button under "Mode", which is located at the top-right corner of the WebUI.
This function allows you to back up your primary connection in case it goes down. For example, when primary connection goes down, router will try to use second configured backup interface. If second interface will also become unavailable, router will try to use third backup interface.
Below is an example of Failover settings section.
By pressing Edit button, you can find more Failover interface settings. More information and example are presented below.
|Enable||off | on; Default: off||Toggles the interface ON or OFF|
|Interval||Default: 3||Number of seconds between each test|
|Method||Default: Ping||Method, how internet connection will be tested|
|Track IP||IP;Default: 22.214.171.124; 126.96.36.199||The hosts to test if interface is still alive. If this value is missing the interface is always considered up|
|Reliability||Default: 1||Number of hosts that must reply for the test to be considered as successful. Ensure there are at least this many hosts defined or the interface will always be considered down|
|Count||Default: 1||Number of pings to send to each host with each test|
|Up||Default: 3||Number of successful tests to considered link as alive|
|Down||Default: 3||Number of failed tests to considered link as dead|
As you may notice from the image above, the configuration is very simple. You can assign ratio values to WAN interfaces. The ratio values represent a percentage of load that will go through an interface. For example, if you set that 3 parts of traffic would go through the Mobile interface and 2 parts would go through the Wired interface, it would mean that roughly 60% (3/5) of data will be transferred through Mobile, 40% (2/5) through Wired. If the ratios would be different, say Mobile: 5, Wired: 10, then 33% (5/15) of data would be transferred through Mobile, and 66% (10/15) would go through Wired.
If you press Edit button, you will be transferred to the same interface settings that were described in Failover section.