How to use Country Object in Route Policy?

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Vigor routers can be set to forward the traffic through multiple outgoing interfaces, such as WAN, VPN and LAN. Network administrator can create the Route Policy or Static Route to regulate the forwarding interface for specific traffic.

As there are some region limited websites and resources. Such as Netflix provides vary contents for the users in different countries, Costco website may provide the different merchandise base on the locations that customers live, BBC news only provide some of the video resource to the IP addresses within UK, some online game only let the players to choose the servers near their residences. To cross these restrctions, we need to make our traffic to go through the gateway in the specific country or location.

Therefore, Vigor routers provide Country Object in Route Policy so that the traffic can be sent via interface at specific location. This note demonstrates how to set up the Route Policy to forward the traffic to UK through the WAN1, and the traffic to US through VPN tunnel.

   

1. Create Country Object, go to Objects Setting >> Country Object page,

  1. Click an available index
  2. Give a profile Name and select country
   

2. Create Route Policy, go to Routing >> Load-Balance/Route Policy page,

  1. Click an available index
  2. Select Country Object as Destinnation of Criteria
  3. Select WAN1 as outgoing Interface
   

3. Similarly, repeate the step 1 and 2, to configure a route policy to regulate traffic to US via VPN

   

We can use trace route to verify routing path. Assume that router WAN1 gateway IP is 192.168.39.1, and the VPN remote gateway IP (LAN IP of the remote router in US) is 192.168.92.1.

   

Trace bbc.com in UK, the traffic will go through WAN1 gateway: 192.168.39.1

   

Trace netflix.com in US, the traffic will go through VPN remote gateway: 192.168.92.1

   
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