Connect PC and local network to Exinda SD-WAN
After setting up the modems that are connected to the Exinda SD-WANSoftware-Defined Wide Area Network, any of the LANLocal area network ports on the Exinda SD-WANWide Area Network accesses bonded Internet links. There are several ways the Exinda SD-WAN LAN ports can be used.
As a regular Ethernet connection
Connect an Ethernet cable to any of the LAN ports of the Exinda SD-WAN and attach the other end of the Ethernet cable to a PC or laptopc which is provided bonded Internet access. Other PC or laptops can plug into the other LAN ports of the Exinda SD-WAN.
By using an Ethernet Switch
If the number of computer devices (such as PCs and laptops) to be supported is greater than the number of LAN ports on the Exinda SD-WAN (two), an Ethernet switch can be connected to one of the LAN ports of the Exinda SD-WAN. Any port of the Ethernet switch may also be used to provide bonded Internet access to a local device.
With a Router
Connect the WAN/Internet port of the router to one of the Exinda SD-WAN LAN ports. The DHCPDynamic Host Configuration Protocol server in the Exinda SD-WAN should be enabled to assign the router/firewall an IPInternet protocol address. The DHCP server in the router/firewall should also be enabled for the host computer devices which are attached to the router/firewall through the LAN port of the router/firewall. It may be necessary to configure the DHCP server of the router/firewall to set the DNSDomain Name Server server address for its clients to the IP address of the Exinda SD-WAN (by default this is set to 192.168.254.99) rather than the IP address of an external DNS server.
Alternatively, one of the Exinda SD-WAN LAN ports can be connected to a LAN port on the router. In this case, the DHCP server needs to be disabled on the router, so that it does not conflict with that of the Exinda SD-WAN. With this configuration, UPnPUniversal Plug and Play support is available.
Configuring the Pass Through mode
The Exinda SD-WAN device is inserted in-line between the legacy modem/gateway and the router/firewall. The legacy modem/gateway is connected to WAN port 1 of the Exinda SD-WAN and the router/firewall is connected to the LAN port of the Exinda SD-WAN. Additional modem/gateways for the network are connected to other WAN ports of the Exinda SD-WAN. The following illustration shows the network above after installation of the Exinda SD-WAN.
The Exinda SD-WAN can first be configured by plugging a PC into one of the LAN ports of the Exinda SD-WAN, as shown above, and accessing the Exinda SD-WAN Management Interface. After the Exinda SD-WAN is appropriately configured, the Exinda SD-WAN Management Interface can be accessed by any PC on the Local LAN.
Note that when the Exinda SD-WAN is configured in the Pass Through mode, the DHCP server within the Exinda SD-WAN is disabled. Therefore, it is generally necessary to manually assign a static IP address to the PC through which the Exinda SD-WAN Management Interface is accessed.