My apologies @zegor_mjol, I didn’t see this reply.
Oh, I bet you do
All joking aside, I agree it isn’t “normal”; but I have found that I have less “excuses” for losing my games when I have my gaming PC completely isolated to one WAN all by itself. Plus, who is going to get rid of a perfectly working Balance 30? I was having issues with “sharing” the internet with the kid and wife - and I thought that moving it to a separate physical network would rule out any latency due to congestion on the other links. Then I tried to download an update on my 3.5 Mbps dsl link and decided that I could pipe the second WAN port to my “other” router and maintain the isolation (nothing on B1 uses the WAN on B30) across LAN and WAN - but, I could download stuff much faster as the WAN links on the B1 are quite a bit bigger. One thing lead to another and there I was with the goat and a water gun. But that is a story for another time…
Pretty much, it is just because I am an average gamer who is really quick to blame sub-optimal gameplay on pretty much anything I can. It can’t be my aging eyes nor my gorilla thumbs. It is the half a nano-second of latency because of my kid watching disney+ (wink emoji).
FWIW, I asked the question in another post of what would be the best way to set this up; but I didn’t get much feedback. I probably asked it wrong. But, my situation is this…
1 Balance One Core
1 Balance 30 (very old)
2 WISP WAN connections (good for video/downloads, not good for games)
1 DSL WAN (good for games, bad for video/downloads)
1 gaming PC
3 XBox consoles
~25 “other” (home) devices
My current setup is the best my simple brain could come up with to isolate my gaming devices from the chatty LAN devices and onto a dedicated WAN while still having the ability to use all WANs for downloads for the game devices. I always came back to the B1 needs a third WAN interface (like my B30). But wait, you can buy the “third WAN license” for the B1 - but then I would have to get rid of a perfectly good B30. A perfect solution could be to trade the B30 for a “3 WAN license” - but, I haven’t seen that deal offered anywhere yet.
Please note - VLan stuff was just now being introduced into the Balance routers when I set this all up. I am sure there are new features and functions that would allow for what I am trying to do in a much cleaner way. I imagine I could set the LAN on the B30 up as a VLAN on the B1 and then disable the DHCP server on the B1 for that VLAN and achieve what I am wanting - I just haven’t fiddled with it yet. But, I have a few moments to test it out – I will post back when I am done.