When we have multiple public IPs from the ISP, we can set up WAN IP Alias and multi-NAT to give access to different servers on different public IP and ports. In the following scenario, the router has 4 WAN IP addresses, and there are 3 web servers on the LAN. We will demonstrate how to set up WAN IP Alias and configure Multi-NAT by Open Port setup to allow Internet users to access these servers.
1. Go to WAN >> Internet Access, select "Static or Dynamic IP" or "PPPoE" for Access Mode, and click Details Page.
2. Select “Specify an IP address” under IP Network Settings, and input one of the WAN IP Address that ISP provides. Then, click “WAN IP Alias” to add the other IP addresses provided by the ISP to WAN IP Alias. And now, we have multiple IP addresses associated with this WAN interface.
3. Go to NAT >> Open Ports, and click on an available index to create a new profile for the first server.
4. On the profile setup page
5. Similarly, create another profile for another server. Select another WAN Alias IP this time.
And for the third server.
6. Now, these three servers behind the router and NAT are accessible from the Internet by the specified WAN IP addresses.
NOTE: The configurations above are for inbound connections. To force servers’ outbound traffic to send through a specified WAN Alias IP addresses, use the Route Policy feature instead. See instructions here.
Published On: Jan 29, 2019
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