We are rural small home office with 2 internet signals, on a peplink Balance One router. WAN1 is the main signal: cheaper data, faster speed but subject to bogging down due to interference. It is community internet radio (nanostation m900). WAN2 is 4G telus cell signal (huawei B890 smart hub), has a usage cap, generally slower and more expensive. We want to use WAN1 exclusively but automatically switch over to WAN2 whenever WAN1 gets bogged down (due to either other users outside our home or interference).
So I set the outbound rule to overflow with WAN1 as first priority and WAN2 as second priority. This is the only rule on the list. But it never switches over unless I manually disconnect WAN1 at the dashboard.
So then I reduced the upload/download (network/wan) to 2mbps and 5mbps, thinking that they were set too high? But that doesn’t seem to make any difference.
I looked for the “lowest latency” option to try that out but it isn’t on the list of options.
Our usual speed on WAN1 is about 8mbps download, and 4-5 mbps download on WAN2.
How can I make WAN2 pickup the slack whenever WAN1 gets sluggish/unresponsive? To clarify, the sluggishness is not from users on our internal network, its from outside our home network.