Easiest way to configure load balancing on Mikrotik router

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In this article, I will show you the easiest way to configure load balancing on Mikrotik router.

PPPoE Client Configuration

Go to "PPP" > "Interface" > "PPPoE Client".

Easiest way to configure load balancing on Mikrotik router

Name : pppoe-out1, Interfaces : ether1-WAN1.

Easiest way to configure load balancing on Mikrotik router

 Configure PPPoE client for the first WAN connection. Pay attention to uncheck the Add Default Route item.

Easiest way to configure load balancing on Mikrotik router

Next, configure NAT for WAN2 connections

Easiest way to configure load balancing on Mikrotik router

NAT Configuration

Go to "IP" > "Firewall" > "NAT"

Configure NAT for the first WAN connection

Chain : srcnat, Out.Interface : pppoe-out1, Action : masquerade.

Configure NAT for the second WAN connection

Chain : srcnat, Out.Interface : pppoe-out2, Action : masquerade.

Easiest way to configure load balancing on Mikrotik router

The next step is to configure the load balance for 2 WAN connections.

Load Balancing Configuration

Go to "IP" > "Routes"

In the Gateway, you add both WAN connections. Note that the distance value is 1.

Easiest way to configure load balancing on Mikrotik router

So you have configured the load balancer for 2 pppoe connections on the Mikrotik router. It's very simple, isn't it?

However you need to configure more so that the services run without errors as follows:

Configure packets going into WAN1 and then going out to WAN1

Go to "IP" > "Firewall" > "Mangle", Chain : input, In.Interface : pppoe-out1, Routing Marking : no-mark, Action : mark connection, New Connection Mark : WAN1_input.

Go to "IP" > "Firewall" > "Mangle", Chain : output, Routing Marking : WAN1_input, Action : mark routing, New Connection Mark : WAN1_output.

Easiest way to configure load balancing on Mikrotik router

Easiest way to configure load balancing on Mikrotik router

Configure packets going into WAN2 and then going out to WAN2

Go to "IP" > "Firewall" > "Mangle", Chain : input, In.Interface : pppoe-out2, Routing Marking : no-mark, Action : mark connection, New Connection Mark : WAN2_input.

Go to "IP" > "Firewall" > "Mangle", Chain : output, Routing Marking : WAN2_input, Action : mark routing, New Connection Mark : WAN2_output.

Easiest way to configure load balancing on Mikrotik router

So we have finished the installation steps.

Easiest way to configure load balancing on Mikrotik router

Tags: Mikrotik PPPoE