A node is connected to Internet gateway A, but it also has access to
Internet gateway B. If gateway A fails, how long does it take to start
using gateway B?
I have been waiting for an hour or so and it does not work.
All my tests are done with LiMe based on 19.07.3
The router reaches Internet gateway A through an ethernet cable plugged
in its WAN port. Then I disconnect Gateway A from the Internet and the
router cannot access the Internet any more, as expected. But it does not
failover to Internet Gateway B, which is wirelessly available through
another node in the community. Not even after a while.
Only rebooting the router and unplugging the cable from its WAN port,
makes the router connect to gateway B. I had to do the two things to
make it work.
It looks like a bug.
I think I did the same test few years ago and the router could
automatically find an alternative working Internet gateway in the
community without rebooting or unplugging any cable (maybe it took a
couple of minutes or so, can't remember, but it did it without human
I'm also playing with other routers and they are not wirelessly sharing
the Internet connection, and rebooting does not help. But I must leave
now, can't investigate further.
Anyone has done these kind of tests on LiMe based on 19.07.3?
Should I open an issue for this?
I guess I will be able to resume the tests in a week or so.