Through protocol, IP address, port number and interface configuration, Route Policy can be used to configure any routing rules to fit actual request. In general, Route Policy can easily reach the following purposes:
- Load Balance
You may manually create policies to balance the traffic across network interface.
- Specify Interface
Through dedicated interface (WAN/LAN/VPN), the data can be sent from the source IP to the destination IP.
- Address Mapping.
Allows you specify the outgoing WAN IP address (es) for an internal private IP address or a range of internal private IP addresses.
The router will determine which policy will be adopted for transmitting the packet according to the priority of Static Route and Route Policy.
- Failover to/Failback
Packets will be sent through another Interface or follow another Policy when the original interface goes down (Failover to). Once the original interface resumes service (Failback), the packets will be returned to it immediately.
- Other routing.
Specify routing policy to determine the direction of the data transmission.