Balance 210 (Speed & Hosting)

I just bought a used Balance 210. Now, I am seeing that it says Max Throughput is 80Mbs. Does that mean that if I have three 80Mbs connections that are bonded that ~80 is the max speed I can expect? If so, trading for a Balance One would in theory allow me to use full bandwidth? Reliability is the goal, but speed is a bonus.

The Balance 210 is out of contract. This doesn’t prevent me from having a Solo SpeedFusion license for bonding does it? Anything else I should consider?

Is there a list of recommendations for low-cost SpeedFusion hosting? Vultr is great, but there is likely a similar priced service geared to SpeedFusion. May us ~300GB/m.

I do appreciate the time very much, so thank you in advance.


Hi Steve - which Hardware revision is the B210?

If its HW4 then yes the encrypted Speedfusion throughput is rated at 80Mbps ( anything less and it was about 30Mbps I think).

Assuming its a HW4 then yes - over speedfuson, although its more (150Mbps) if you turn off the encryption. Straight to WAN routing throughput is 350Mbps on a HW4 B210.

Not over SpeedFusion - Balance one maxes out at 60Mbps with no encryption about 30Mbps with.
You’d need a B710 which does 400Mbps of Speedfuson throughput to use 3 x 80Mbps of bandwidth fully.

No. But you will have to manually configure the SF VPN as IC2 won’t talk to an out of warranty device. You also won’t be able to remotely manage or monitor it via IC2.

Vultr. I do 10’s of Tb’s of Speedfusion through Vultr hosted Fusionhubs every month.


Hi Martin.

It is v4 so 80 is the max then… across all connections. My problem is that the LTE connection for whatever reason (VZ tower team cannot figure it out) just stops responding for enough time to keep a page from loading. So I have multiple data accounts since all do not get hit at the same time. Each can pull 80+Mbs.

I do not need encryption. So you are saying 3 VZ connections could in theory provide a download speed of 240 (3*80) if not encrypted? Not 100% sure that is what you said. In case I am misunderstanding, what is the maximum download I could expect with encryption off?

That is good to know about Vultr. It sounds like that is your suggestion. Since you know what to do, if I do this, could I pay you to set it up for me? I’ve seen some guides but would rather leave it to an expert. I just have one device that I am using at home.

A failover isn’t really what I am looking at since the time it would take to switch connections is great then the time that the first connection not responding.

Thanks Martin.

150Mbps over an unencrypted Speedfusion tunnel.

Sure - we can talk about that on private message if you like. Although I did make a video here showing how to do it which you could follow if you like:

Do you see a massive latency spike when this happens? If you do then yes SF (with latency cut off enabled on each WAN might help).

Either way, before you go down the SF route, you should try the fastest response time load balancing algorithm to see if that helps during those page load glitch times.