Golgoj4, Thanks for the info! If you're gaming online with out problems i shouldn't have a problem... in theory anyways. There's two sides to this coin though. If the Core stalls once for a half a second before sending your packet, your game may not even flicker or you wont notice if it does. If the core does this while sustaining a tunnel it will more than likely, almost always, result in the tunnel collapsing. Meaning I'll have to reestablish my tunnel. Then again, FPS games do require a pretty good stream of data to run smoothly. Thanks, you've given me hope that this will work for me.
I just had a thought, I have 3 decent 100mb nics laying around, I could put one in each external facing server and connect them in parallel with lmce's external nic. Just for these servers that will completely bypass the core for inbound traffic and i can setup routes so all out bound from these servers goes to the lmce's internal network. Are there any network guys out there with thoughts on this?
How many nics are installed in your core? Maybe i didn't follow your network diagram properly but i counted at least 4. Is that the case? was setup the same as 2 nics? I have a diagram of my "dream system", which i can't upload because i can't connect to my house, but the core in this network has one fiber link to my nas, a 100mb to the outside world, 1gb to connect my APs and PCs and MD, 1gb for security cameras and everything security, and 100mb for phones (we're a cell phone shop here, but I'd probably go with 1gb anyway... just because). Each Nic will connect to it's own 1gb switch. I didn't see documentation indicating this type of setup is possible but if this is what you're doing I'll redo my system today!! with the exception of the fiber... I'll order the fiber cards today