Network Merge Failure

After two months of trying I have to find a solution to the issues I’m facing at this point. I have to ISPs coming into two different networks, one servicing my day to day downloads, and surfing, the other network serves the gaming and more downloads.

The point of was to combine the network, set the parameters so that I can download, connect my server, and run a few other services that I wanted. After connecting the first ISP I was running into problems, I wasn’t able to connect to certain sites, I wasn’t sure what exactly was going on. I thought it was a DNS problem so I manually entered the DNS and that helped a bit but still running into issues. Even after plugging in the 2nd ISP I thought it would resolve itself, but that didn’t help either. After thorough testing, the ISPs weren’t the issue, it was the Netgear FVS336G Load Balancer.

I’m disappointed since even after updating the firmware, nonstop testing with both Cisco DSL Routers, I couldn’t figure out the problem with the Load Balancer. So at this point, it was a complete failure. Now I have to figure out a different solution, I was very happy with the features of the FVS336G and how user friendly it was with all the advanced features, so if I’m going to look for another hardware solution its not going to be on par for sure.

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!


  1. Wow, good luck with that!

    But whats the point of the merger? I mean, can’t you connect to your serve, and run the other services on your current setup?

    Besides, the merger could cause signal allocating problems.

    Oh, what DSL router would you recommend? :p

  2. maryam

    exactly what I was thinking, most probably the load balancer ;p -can’t help it-
    But since your are segregating your services, why load balancer?? … it would be quite interesting to find another solution. anyway … Good Luck

  3. That’s quite strange, have you tried contacting Netgear to see what the issue is?

  4. Bader

    I agree with K, I Think it might be a routing issue between both the routers. A dual wic card adsl cisco router would have been a better way to go, but as K mentioned on your prevouis post, it would have cost more. I might be able to help, I’ll check and get back you. Not promising anything :)

  5. Bader

    This issue is very interesting Marzouq, Can you possibly send me the config on both cisco routers?

  6. Bader

    I know you properly have all the help you need, You seem to have a lot of knowlodge about networking and having K on your side is a plus :), Hope I can help

  7. Fawaz


    what DSL router would you recommend?

  8. For the worst case, you could use a cheap PC with three ethernet ports and a little programing :P

  9. Desmo

    Layer II router

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