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NCOS: Inline Failover with IP Passthrough

Product Supported: AER31x0, AER21x0, AER16x0, CBA850, IBR11x0, IBR9x0, IBR6x0B, IBR6x0C. Click here to identify your router.

NCOS: 6.4.0 - for information on upgrading firmware, click here.


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Summary

This article describes how to configure a Cradlepoint router for Inline IP Passthrough mode. In this mode, the router terminates the Wired WAN connection and controls failover to the cellular network for the CPE router. This can be very useful when the failover control is not desired at the CPE router or the CPE router does not have more than one Ethernet WAN interface.   User-added image
NOTE: The WAN interface on the CPE Router must be set to receive a DHCP IP address from the Cradlepoint router in order for failover to function while the router is in IP Passthrough Mode.  


Configuration

Configuration Difficulty: Intermediate
 
  • Step 1:Connect your computer to the LAN1 port on the CBA850. Log into the Cradlepoint using the default IP of 192.168.0.1. Username will be Admin and the default password will be on a label under the CBA850.
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  • Step 2: Use the left navigation panel to go to Networking>Local Networks>Local IP Networks. From there, select the checkbox next to "Guest LAN" and press the "Edit"
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  • Step 3: Use the left panel to select Access Control. From here, verify that Admin Access is checked, and then save at the bottom of the page.
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  • Step 4: Connect your computer to the LAN2 port on the CBA850. Log into the Cradlepoint using the default IP of 192.168.10.1. Username will be Admin and the default password will be on a label under the CBA850.
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  • Step 5: Use the left navigation panel to go to Networking > VLAN Interfaces. From there, select the checkbox next to “lan” and press the “Edit”.
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  • Step 6: A new window will pop up. Change the “Mode” from LAN to WAN and click “Save”
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  • Step 7: Navigate to the Connection Manager on the left. Highlight the LAN1 (VID: 1) and click on the sprocket on the right half of the screen (Configure WAN Verification).
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  • Step 8: In the new Window, select WAN Verify and input the information below:
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  • Step 9: Select Failback and verify the information is the same as below and click Save:
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  • Step 10: Select OK
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  • Step 11: Connect your Wired WAN source to LAN1 and your CPE router’s WAN port to LAN2. With an Active SIM card installed in the CBA850’s Modem you can test failover and fail back.

Configuring via Enterprise Cloud Manager

  • Step 1: With an Active SIM card in the CBA850 register the device into ECM. See Knowledgebase article for details here.
  • Step 2: From the Devices view select Configuration and Edit
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  • Step 3: Use the left navigation panel to go to Networking>Local Networks>Local IP Networks. From there, select the checkbox next to "Guest LAN" and press the "Edit"
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  • Step 4: Use the left panel to select Access Control. From here, verify that Admin Access is checked, and then save at the bottom of the page.
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  • Step 5: Use the left navigation panel to go to Networking > VLAN Interfaces. From there, select the checkbox next to “lan” and press the “Edit”.
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  • Step 6: A new window will pop up. Change the “Mode” from LAN to WAN and click “Save”
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  • Step 7: Then Click OK
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  • Step 8: Navigate to the Connection Manager on the left. Click the Add button to create a new WAN Interface Profile
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  • Step 9: Fill in the information as shown and click Next
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  • Step 10: Leave these defaults and click Save
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  • Step 11: Click OK
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  • Step 12: Highlight the Wired WAN and click on the sprocket on the right half of the screen (Configure WAN Verification).
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  • Step 13: In the new window, select WAN Verify and input the information below:
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  • Step 14: Select Failback and verify the information is the same as below and click Save
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  • Step 15: Click OK
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  • Step 16: Select Commit Changes to send the Configuration to the Router and then Click OK
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  • Step 17: (Optional). Verify your configuration by clicking on the black Lego block (Show Router Configuration)
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  • Step 18: Connect your Wired WAN source to LAN1 and your CPE router’s WAN port to LAN2 as shown in the drawing at the beginning of this document. You can now test failover and fail back to verify.

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Published Date: 08/24/2016

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