3 Way VPN with 700 MAX


#1

Hi Guys,

What is the best way for me to connect 3 mobile locations in a Star Mesh Topology using the 700 MAX in each location? Is there a limitation if I am only using one LTE modem in 2 of the locations?

Thanks,
Dave


#2

What IP do we have at these 3 sites?

SpeedFusion is very dynamic in the sense that it can be established on virtually all mix of public/private/static/dynamic IP. But for the most dynamic, fully-meshed topology, ideally we want to have at least one public and static IP at each sites. Granted that it is not always possible. It might be a good idea to list out what we have and work from there.

No limitation if we are using only one LTE in 2 of the locations. SpeedFusion will work just fine.


#3

Hi Kurt,

Quick question before I lay out my network diagram for you. How many VPN connections (speed fusion) can I create with Max 700, is there a limitation?

Network Diagram:

NYC: 4 LTE MODEMs
SF: Cable Modem
HNL: Cable Modem

I have a 700 MAX in each location and want to make sure that the private networks are available to each location. I want to pass video/audio to each location simultaneously. Bandwidth should not be a problem and we only have a fall back at the NYC. There are no other WAN providers at the SF and HNL sites.

Cheers,
Dave


#4

2 SpeedFusion peers. That gives us right up to 3 MAX 700 in a fully-meshed topology. If we will have more than 3 locations, we can always use a Balance 380 or above as a hub.

The 4 LTE at NYC can be bonded by SpeedFusion no problem - we don’t need more than 1 connection at SF or HNL to the 4 LTE at NYC.

What carrier are we using for those 4 LTE at NYC? What I would pay more attention to is the speed these 4 LTE links provided when used concurrently - if 1 gives us 20Mbps, it doesn’t necessarily mean that 4 will give us 4x 20Mbps. One quick test is to plug them to separate laptops and run speedtest on all of them at the same time.

Quick question - any particular reason we want to use MAX 700 for SF and HNL since these two sites have cables?


#5

Understood, I wanted your confirmation regarding the question simultaneous connections with (speed fusion). We are using Verizon and I have just made provision for all my LTE modes to be assigned fully routable IP addreses. Q: Do we have a bandwidth bottle-neck for VPN (speed fusion) connections? If I can achieve 20Mbps can I bond 3 more modems together to achieve greater speeds? I will run speed-tests individually.

A: Yes, I want to make sure all the sites LAN’s are accessible and we don’t control the WAN router. So I will use the MAX’s for the VPN only. The original thought was to have 3G failover and we still may have this configured.

Thanks for your help Kurt.


#6

You are welcome, David. Keep us posted, alright? We want to see how it goes.