Hello everyone. I used to have only one ISP. A Cable Internet Connection with a cable modem connected to a router, and the router connected to a 24 port switch. And the switch connected to about 20 computers.
Since the router is dual wan, i decided to add a second ISP(DSL) as backup in case the other one is down. I planned to plug in the 2nd ISP to the 2nd WAN port of the router in order to utilize the load balancing feature of the router. And also I expected that the router would automatically switch between the two ISP's, whichever is available. Unfortunately, the 2nd ISP provided me with a modem/router. They wouldnt allow me to configure the modem/router as a router only so that i can plug it to 2nd WAN Port of my existing router.
Can I connect the modem/router to the 2nd WAN port of my existing router without reconfiguring the modem/router as a modem only? Is there any other way i can configure my setup so that the 20 computers can access the internet as long as at least 1 ISP is available?
Im using Win XP Pro on all pc's.
Any help would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.