I am considering the purchase of a Balance 30 for my home office. I live in the UK in a very rural location and work from home but the ADSL exchange-only line has been highly unreliable and very slow (<3Mbps), which is not the fault of the TP-Link router I use for that.
Fibre is not coming to me any time soon, but I have discovered that I can now get 3G/4G with the use of a rooftop antenna and a Huawei router and typically at higher speeds than the ADSL line. However, the 4G data charges are higher and the usage cap is low.
What I would like to do is use both networks, but ensure that YouTube and BBC iPlayer are on the ADSL line and that my work-related data goes mostly through the faster 4G link. From what I’ve read here so far, it seems that I could use a Balance 30 (I would like the additional WAN capacity) and plug the LAN ports of the Huawei and the TP-Link into two of the three WAN ports of the Balance 30, with the TP-Link in bridge mode. The Balance plugs into my switch and the switch into the patch panel and so into the LAN wiring for the house.
That should present the house network with a single combined and load-balanced flow of data up and down. And if I want wifi, which I will, then I guess I just plug an AP into a LAN port somewhere and use that.
Is the above understanding correct? Are there any gotchas I should be aware of before I go ahead with the purchase?