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Old 11-21-2012, 02:09 AM
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Confused RT-N66U Static Routing Issue

Hello guys,

I have an issue with my N66U and setting up static routes and hope I can get some advice here.

Following is what I'm trying to do:

Gateway 1
IP address:

Gateway 2
other router
IP address:

IP address:
Default GW:

Connect from PC to [] will go by default route via the default GW =

I now want to configure the n66U ( to redirect only the traffic going to [] to GW 2 ( instead of the WAN port.

How do I need to setup the n66U in order to do that?

Following configuration on the n66U - LAN - Static Route did not work (trace route shows that the n66U redirects the traffic to and from there to but accessing the same IP via the webbrowser give me a timeout - please note that it works perfectly when I set as the default GW on the PC):

Metric: 1 (if set to metric 0 I can see that the router always adds the route as metric 1 in
any case in the routing table)
Interface: LAN

Thanks for your help.
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:18 AM
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I imagine you might well have this sorted out by now but in case not..

I have an RT-N66U running Asuswrt Merlin 270.24 build (download at and update using normal method) and the static routing, whilst very limited does seem to work on this build at least.

I have a similar setup to you and I have the N66U at xxxx.1 and another mobile broadband router at x.x.x.11 both connected through a switch and with a static route of <host-ip set to resolution of, netmask, gateway x.x.x.11, metric 1, interface LAN, pings get redirected through the Mobile Broadband gateway correctly . Web access to google of course can resolve to a number of different host IP addresses which makes practical use pretty tricky without DNS lookup in the routes.

The Asus is a nice router but a bit lacking in routing features for more advanced applications..
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unfortunately I have not yet figured it out.
Although it worked with the AVM Fritzbox before, the implementation in the n66u looks to be different.

I believed that the 2nd router's VPN connection would be able to tunnel through the n66u without the n66u redirecting the traffic. However when I configure the n66u to reroute traffic to the 2nd router so that this router can send it via vpn tunnel through the n66u, I get some kind of funny loop. Looks like the n66u is getting confused with the ip address inside the vpn tunnel and redirects it back to the 2nd router.
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