Redundant Internet connections (Video)

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In this video you will learn how to create a virtual Wide Area Network link that provides your FortiGate unit with redundant Internet connections from two Internet Service Providers or ISPs. The virtual WAN link combines both connections into a single interface.

This example uses weighted load balancing set up so that one primary ISP handles most of your Internet traffic, and the secondary ISP provides automatic failover if your primary ISP connection fails.

Note that this video was recorded on 5.2 Beta 4, and that GUI changes in later builds are shown in the video through text annotations that have been added post-production. The annotations look like this:

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Kayla Robinson

Kayla Robinson

Technical Writer at Fortinet
Kayla Robinson works in Ottawa as part of Fortinet's Technical Documentation and New Media team. With a Bachelor's degree from Carleton, and a graduate certificate in Technical Writing from Algonquin College, she enjoys creating FortiOS Cookbook videos.
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  • Vickey M

    This video is for ver 5.0 and not for ver 5.2 as mentioned in details…

    • Hi Vickey, This video is recorded on a FortiGate 100D on v5.2.0 build0564 (Beta 4). You can verify this by looking at the System Information widget shown on the dashboard 1 minute into the video. Kindly note that to view the text clearly you may need to change the viewer to 1080P HD and switch to full screen.

      • Vickey M

        got it thanks..