I’m considering purchasing the Balance One Core, but I’ve a few questions which I hoped you would be able to advise me before I take the plung.
This would be for my home with two BT Infinity 2 (70Mbps ish) fibre connections.
I’m a competitive gamer and streamer, so ping and bandwidth are critical for me, as even a small increase in response time can lose the game. We’ve quite a busy home from an internet usage perspective and this is frequently impacting me.
The sort of setup I’d be looking for would be:
Game console to use the connection with the lowest ping.
Streaming PC to always use the opposite connection from the game console, so that there is no competition between the two.
All other PC’s, mobile devices and TV streaming to dynamically use whatever the best connection is from a bandwidth availability perspective.
Would this be possible or what would a suitable setup be?
I’ve read up on the load balance algorithms which obviously dictate how the load is distributed, but I’m unclear on what basis this logic is applied. Is it per client, application or request / packet, or is this configurable?
If so on what basis? Such as, for the game console could it determine the connection with the lowest ping and then keep that as the WAN for the entire session, at the same time as all other clients dynamically determine the connection on a per packet basis?
Sorry if these are quite basic questions, I’m very much technically literate but from an application development perspective, I’ve had very little to do with networking before, other than basic LAN / WAN setup.