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Address Mapping by Route Policy

Published On: May 13, 2016 

If your ISP provides a block of IP addresses, you can add them to the "WAN IP Alias" configuration. To use the alias IP, you can either enable "Join NAT IP Pool" for the router to randomly pick one for outgoing connections, or map specific LAN client to the IP by Route Policy. This article introduces how to set up address mapping by Route Policy.

You can add the WAN IP alias from WAN >> Internet Access >> WAN >> Details Page.

For address mapping, go to Routing > Load Balance/Route Policy: create a Route Policy for specific IP address to send from specific WAN IP Address.

  • Enable this policy.
  • Enter Source IP as the local IP address to which the rule should apply.
  • Leave the Destination IP and Port as "Any".
  • Select Interface as the outing WAN, then select Interface Address from the drop-down list. (These are the IP addresses configured atbWAN IP Alias.)
  • Enable Auto Failover to other WAN so the traffic can take other interfaces when the path fails. But do not enable this option if you want the traffic only use the designated IP address.
  • Click OK to save.

With the configuration above, the outgoing traffic sourced from the range of to will use the WAN IP



You can add the WAN IP alias by going to WAN >> General Setup, double-click on the WAN profile, enter the available IP address in IP Alias, and Apply.

For address mapping, go to Routing >> Policy Rule to add a new rule as follows:

  • Give a Profile name and check Enable
  • At Source, enter the IP Address/Range/Subnet that you want to specify the outgoing IP
  • Set Out-going Rule to "User-Defined"
  • Select Enable for Use IP Alias and select the IP address you want to use.
  • Click Apply to save the settings.

With the configuration above, the traffic that sent to the Internet sourced from IP address will always use the WAN IP

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