I recently picked up a Balance 20 to test with Starlink, in the hope that it would be easier to configure than my Unifi Security Gateway (it is, because all the settings are exposed in the interface, no JSON editing needed).
My understanding is that the 20 does not support SpeedFusion, as discussed in this thread: Balance 20 - Speedfusion That’s also what’s in the manual. Other threads seem to contradict that, but perhaps special conditions apply: Using a Peplink Balance 20 to provide a bridging failover
The website and firmware are confusing on this point. First, right at the top of the latest firmware is a great big SpeedFusion tab, with a “get your activation key now” link. You can’t actually do it, so I’d expect the firmware to be smart enough to hide the tab by default. The banner on the Balance series product page proclaims, “Common Features: SpeedFusion” ( Balance Series - Built-In Survival Mechanism. No more connectivity failure. ) but the default comparison table says no ( Peplink.com - Model Comparison ).
I have some appetite to test this, but I’m not yet curious enough to drop a lot of money (for a home office) when the availability is uncertain. So what’s the minimum hardware I’d need … it looks like that would be a Balance 30 Pro for hot failover, or a 210 to add WAN smoothing and bonding?