Setting up RUTX08 LAN as WAN

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The information in this page is updated in accordance with firmware version RUTX_R_00.02.05.2.

Introduction[edit source]

This article contains instructions on how to set up RUTX08 LAN port as WAN if you have a need for multiple wired WAN connections.

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.

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Setting up second WAN interface[edit source]

To change LAN port purpose to WAN you will have to perform changes in 3 different locations of RUTX08 WebUI

Creating additional VLAN[edit source]


Go to Network > VLAN section in device WebUI and perform following actions:

  1. Create new VLAN ID by clicking ADD button.
  2. On VLAN ID: 1 (LAN interface), select Off from drop-down list, on port that you want to use as secondary WAN.
  3. On newly created VLAN ID (3 in this example), from drop-down list, select Untagged, on same port.
  4. After performing these actions press Save & Apply in VLAN settings.

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Add new WAN interface[edit source]


Go to Network > Interfaces WebUI section.

  1. Enter new Interface Name.
  2. Click on Add button.

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After doing that you will be redirected to new window to set up new interface, when there:

  1. Choose DHCP Protocol from drop-down list.
  2. Press on Switch Protocol.

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After switching protocol More setting options will appear.

  1. Go to Physical Settings.
  2. From drop-down list choose previously created VLAN interface (in this example it is eth0.3)
  3. Press Apply & Save.

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Set/Check Firewall[edit source]


Go to Network > Firewall > General Settings WebUI section. Click on Edit button on WAN zone. Network rutos manual lan as wan firewall general.png


In WAN zone settings

  1. Make sure that yours newly created interface is selected in Covered networks list.
  2. Click Save & Apply.

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Check new WAN interface[edit source]

Insert WAN cable in selected port, go to Network > Interfaces WebUI section and if you followed steps correctly yours newly created WAN interface should be running and have an IP. Network rutos manual lan as wan check.png