I have a Peplink balance One Core and a Peplink balance 30. I currently have two microwave links. One is lower latency and higher download speeds then the other. I have static public IPs on both links.
When I play XBox, my wife ALWAYS wants to load Facebook while watching Netflix and doing some shopping on Amazon. I can separate the Xbox traffic from the Home traffic with an outbound policy; but every now and again - my games performance starts to jitter. Ping spikes occur.
Tonight, I setup my balance 30 (it was under my desk unplugged) and configured it so that I can unplug the Fast microwave link from the balance One and plug it into the balance 30. Then I move my Xbox wire to the balance 30. Now, no matter what my wife does, it won’t effect my game.
I don’t like having to physically unplug stuff, so I am asking for some design help. I would like both routers to be accessible to any device on the home network. I want both to be able to do DHCP (so I can leave the Xbox to Dynamic). I want to physically separate the traffic while playing the Xbox. I was thinking of plugging in the balance 30 to one of the WAN ports on the balance one and just “double hopping” traffic to that wan link. I would have the Xbox on lan1 and the fast wan link on WAN1 of the balance 30. Lan2 would go to the balance one. Then, during Xbox time, I can just “disconnect” the WAN1 port on the balance one to stop all traffic from going to it except for the Xbox.
Does anyone have any better solutions?