Hello I got a few questions about the Balance 20,
I live in Venezuela south america, unfortunately the internet provider quality down here is usually terrible, we have two providers in our home a Cable link at 10 mbit and a DSL at 4 mbit… one or the other it’s often down or performing under 1 mbit/second…so we are using a dual wan setup in our home with a tplink TL-R480T+ router, this router support load balance and link backup only, and doesn’t offer any QoS.
our current setup is not working well for us because the feature set on the tplink router very is limited…we have the router set as link backup for now, so the all traffic goes to the 10 mbit link which it’s the fastest available. when primary wan goes down it switches to secondary, however we are looking to improve our setup with a router that can offer load balance with some features so we can router our netflix and video game traffic to the best link out of the two we have… and offering QoS so we can throttle torrent traffic…this would be the perfect setup for us…
main problem…the link backup is set to use the secondary wan only when the primary wan goes down…but doesn’t check the quality of the link itself, my primary wan it’s a 10 mbit cable link but it sometimes performs under 1 mbit per second but it doesn’t go down so router doesn’t switch to backup, we would like to switch to the secondary link when the quality of the link it’s poor, the tech specs on your routers say that your routers do “WAN Link Health Check” would this work for our setup? we would like traffic to go to our link with the best health…
2nd we also play online video games in our home very often, we would like a router that would route our ps4 traffic to the connection with the lowest ping…in your model comparison matrix it says that the balance 20 has “7 Load Balancing Algorithms” in the product matrix…but then on the bottom says Least Used and Lowest Latency Algorithms “Features not available on Balance 20/30/50”…I am confused, does the Lowest Latency Algorithm work on the balance 20 ? would that work in our setup? is it possible to make a rule that all traffic from a certain mac addrress (ps4) to go to the link with the lowest latency? I’m hoping for this…
Netflix problem: is it possible to route netflix or hulu to the link that is performing the best to avoid choppy video? we use a roku for netflix so we could set a rule based of it’s mac address, is this possible?
USB WAN Modem Port: can we use the USB Wan port to add a 3rd WAN provider to a load balance setup with the Balance 20?
I’m hoping that your product fits our needs.
thanks in advance