First, I’d like to express my absolute conviction that Peplink is great. I’ve had no trouble at all with my entry level Balance in a year of use so far, and I was absolutely ecstatic to see they got rid of that retarded ‘pay to have a firmware upgrade’ thing; I’d wondered why installing 6.2 didn’t ask for a key, and then saw the message. I was fixing to be bummed, though, that even in the latest firmware, there’s absolutely no mechanism for limiting bandwidth during certain times (asked for as far back as here: https://forum.peplink.com/threads/1619-Bandwidth-Allowance-on-WAN-Connections). Except, these peplink guys really rule, because it IS implemented in the current beta 6.3. (What a roller coaster of emotions! ;p)
So, now having the capability to do scheduling, I could really use a bit of hand-holding if anyone’s done what I want:
[li]Normal Operation (Metered):[/li][LIST]
[li]WiMAX - Unrestricted bandwidth usage[/li][li]SAT - No usage at all[/li][/ul]
[li]Abnormal Operation (WiMAX down, because cheap CPE performs cheaply):[/li][ul]
[li]Use Satellite as fall-back when (not ‘if’, it’s why I just got satellite installed…) wimax is down (10 days, in the last 2 weeks!)[/li][li]Limit Satellite bandwidth to 1mb speed.[/li][/ul]
[li]OS Porn (that’s one word, folks) and Youtube Greed Operation Mode:[/li][ul]
[li] No bandwidth restriction on Satellite, Sat is primary,[/li][li]Wimax-WAN should be bonded and use full capacity of it as well[/li][/ul]
The scheduling stuff was pretty non-intuitive for me, but I’ve currently got a schedule set up for daily (really could use some short cuts on the schedule screen, like ‘Every Day’ ) at the proper hour ranges for Satellite, and then under WAN, instead of ‘always-on’, I have it using that schedule. I then have an outbound policy, again using that schedule, with it set to weighted balance, wimax at 5, and sat at 10 for the load distribution weight.
I can’t figure out how to do what I outlined above, though; if actually setting the Sat-WAN to 0 in outbound policy (Believe I saw that in the youtube video) only uses it if the primary is down, then I assume I could change the Sat-WAN to always-on, because it shouldn’t ever get used during metered hours — I assume I’d need to have a rule with it at the 0 priority for all the metered hours, and leave the rule I already have for the unmetered hours? That’s what I’m confused about, as well as how to limit the actual bandwidth some times, but not others.
Thanks for any help with this!