How to use a dedicated WAN interface to access a specific IP address by Policy Route?

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Zyxel_Jeff
Zyxel_Jeff Posts: 1,065  Zyxel Employee
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edited November 2023 in Networking

Scenario :

If a user has dual WAN settings with TRUNK, when the LAN client tries to access a specific IP address but fails due to not trusting one of the WAN IP addresses from the firewall, how can this be resolved?

For example, the ATP500 has dual WAN (ge2 IP 10.214.48.42 for WAN1 and ge3 IP 10.214.48.52 for WAN2), and the destination IP 10.214.48.66 only allows access from the IP 10.214.48.42. However, ATP500's TRUNK setting would route the outgoing traffic's source IP to WAN2's IP, not WAN1's IP, which would prevent the connection from being established normally.

ATP500's WAN setting :

ATP500's TRUNK setting :

Answer :

Navigate to Configuration > Object > Address > to add an address object for the destination IP 10.214.48.66.

Navigate to Configuration > Network > Routing > to add a policy route to define the lan1 subnet client can access 10.214.48.66 through ge2(10.214.48.42) WAN1 interface.

The Policy Route has been completed.

Please make sure that the security policy allows LAN1 to access the destination 10.214.48.66.