I have two WAN connections, a static IP T1 line and a DHCP RoadRunner cable connection. I have currently setup TMG with the static T1 connection using a 3-Leg Perimeter setup and all is working fine. I've been reading a lot about ISP redundancy and I would like to implement it into my TMG server. Instead of a failover/load balance mode, is it possible to just route a group of private IP's to use the RoadRunner connection? I have two subnets that download a lot of data and I would like them to be able to benefit from the faster download speeds of a cable conection to help free up some bandwidth.
< Message edited by FSPL -- 24.Jan.2011 1:40:05 PM >
Thanks for the help Jim, I apprieciate it. However, I'm still a little confused when using Enhanced NAT with a DHCP address.
1.) Since the cable connection is DHCP, how does TMG know which address to NAT if the IP is dynamic?
For example: I created a network rule, added my source computer sets that should use the cable connection (172.16.0.10-172.16.0.20), for the destination source I chose the RoadRunner Network (its the adapter thats has the cable connection), for the relationship I selected NAT, for NAT Address Selection I selected "Use the specified IP address" and slected the cable modem IP from the drop down menu. But since the IP is DHCP, wouldn't I have to create a new rule every time the address changes? How does TMG know to use a new address when it changes?
2.) Do I need to create static routes?
< Message edited by FSPL -- 25.Jan.2011 12:07:35 PM >
I 'kind of' got this to work. I followed your steps and the two subnets was able to get an internet connection from the cable modem only when the T1 adapter was disabled. My TMG server doesn't seem to like it when I have both WAN connections enabled. It's almost like it can't decide which connection to use. As of now, both metrics on both adapters are set to automatic. Would it make a difference if I switched one of them to one and the other to two? If it helps, I can link some screen shots of my setup.