Multi-WAN without any headache, or TP-Link TL-R480T +

    One of these days, having returned from work, I once again found out that the Beeline Internet home is safely lying ...
    Everything would be fine, but the network was needed before the cut, GPRS - in no way saves and in general ...
    In principle - almost a year ago I connected QWERTY as a duplicate, since they had a special offer, but they failed to configure Multi-WAN on D-Link 320 with Oleg firmware, as on a separately supplied computer router: everything is commonplace - the authors of the “detailed” instructions always think that their set of providers is completely universal and in general, plus black-and-white, glitches, etc. etc. As a result, when you follow the steps step by step, nothing comes out at best, and at worst, resetting or reinstalling the system.
    Having dug into this wall a year ago, I spat and scored for a month: Biya began another period of "enlightenment" and the relevance seemed to have disappeared ...

    Well, here's another "drop" ... Grrr ...
    I somehow didn’t want to repeat the attack on the rake, so that the Market was opened and the search for the “victim” began.


    As a result, the choice fell on the TP-Link TL-R480T + - in the most pessimistic version, I got already TWO WAN ports, which was quite optimal for me.
    Here it is worth noting that the “+” at the end is not just like that! Model with plus and without - different things!

    So, what does "get lucky - no luck"?
    TP-Link with this model was perverted by no means indulging in: not only is there a version with + and without it! “Pluses” released FOUR hardware versions !!! To guess in advance what will be sold is unrealistic. Although you can find the version number on the box in the store, but you try to get this information out of the online store if the manager is not able to go to the warehouse ?!

    In short - the difference in versions is as follows:
    TL-R480T is a stupidly banal router. 1 WAN
    TL-R480T + versions 1-3 - 2 WAN ports, 3 LAN
    TL-R480T + version 4 - from 1 to 4 WAN, from 4 to 1 LAN ...

    Did you get it?
    The fourth version has 5 Ethernet ports (in the photo it is, but the 6th port is idiocy with a cord to the COM port for the console), of which the extreme ones are WAN and LAN, and 3 pieces between them are at the user's choice!

    Purchase and equipment

    The device cost 3000 rubles, it was agreed with the seller that if the version is not 4, I can refuse the purchase. On the Market, prices start at about 2700, but it’s still in stock to find, plus delivery ...

    The set turned out to be:
    A cord with an euro plug and a standard power connector, like on a comp PSU - can be safely connected to any UPS!
    4 rubber legs.
    A bunch of papers and sidyuk that I did not look.
    Fixture for a rack.
    Ethernet lanyard is short. VERY short - so, toss between two adjacent routers at best.
    Cord for the console.

    I don’t have a stand at home (Not yet - the technogik’s brain is slowly coming to the conclusion that it’s not a bad option to accommodate the whole household), so the fasteners went off to the shelf, 90% of the papers were warranties, I suspect that there’s an instruction on the sidyuk that already managed to download from the off-site ...
    Console lace, due to the lack of a COM port, went there too ...

    Customization and Buns

    Everything is configured intuitively through the web interface. We connect the lace to the LAN port, go to and ...

    First, in Network-> WAN / LAN Number - specify the number of WAN interfaces. I set “for the future” all 4 at once!
    Click Save and after some thought and restart - we have 4 WAN interfaces! The hamster is dancing for joy and dancing the jig, the Toad, who tried to strangle, waves her paw and walks away.

    On Network-> WAN - select the WAN port number, stick the lace from the provider and drive in the settings. The settings are minimal.
    As a minus - you can’t call the interfaces in their own way for memory where is which provider.
    We save, select the next WAN port, stick the lace of the next provider, drive the settings ...

    If the provider has paranoia and binds the account to the MAC address - there is a MAC Clone page: you can set your MAC for each of the WAN interfaces, if it is no longer needed - you can return the specific interface to the native MAC. And what’s ingenious - there is a “Your PC's MAC Address” field, a “Clone You Mac to ...” button and a drop-down list on 4 WAN: no need to search and copy with pens!

    On the page Load Balance - you can set the balancing on the machine or manually, as a percentage. There - shows the current load on the channels.

    DDNS is also not forgotten: it is represented here by as many as 4 providers, including the eternal DynDNS.
    Moreover, the charm is that you can set individually for each WAN port !!!

    Cons and pros


    1. I already spoke about the first - for WAN ports it is impossible to set a memo of what kind of provider is hanging there.
    2. Port forwarding, it is Virtual Servers, but the port or range is set the same for the external network and for LAN. Those. - disguise outside ports for SSH, etc. will not work.
    2.1. Ports are set for all external interfaces at once: to make sure that 80 is available from network 1, but not from network 2, is impossible ...
    2.2. You can’t set a memo for a range of ports: have you tried to remember at least once a year or two, what ports were forwarded there ???
    3. There is no “fine-tuning" of the router. But this is even a plus for someone.
    4. The device is quite large and the laces stick out from the front panel: all the same, the rack-mount performance ...
    5. 3 thousand rubles - this is not one and a half for DIR-320 ...


    1. It is configured for "one-two-three", the minimum settings.
    2. Port balancing is automatic.
    3. WAN settings - through a web interface without a bunch of obscure console commands and raising cancer L2TP through it is not clear what.
    4. 3000 rubles - not much more expensive than DIR320 or comp + additional network cards multiplied by a bunch of killed by time settings!
    5. Unlike DIR320 and Asus 520 - on Beeline pulled out all my 30 megabytes of incoming speed and gave out as much 60 megabytes of outgoing speed! In older routers, neither PPoE nor L2TP normally pulled out full speed.


    A device for someone to "drive" more important.
    Yes, you can configure such routing on a server or on one of the devices with Oleg’s firmware, but I have never found a normal FINAL solution!

    For myself, I closed the problem of falling channels and now in thought, something else to attach to the two remaining channels ?!
    The first applicant is MGTS ...

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