Balance 30. We have metered internet (satellite). When we hit the data cap for the month, the service is not cutoff, the bandwidth is simply throttled back to very slow speeds for that WAN link. I wish we actually would get cut off because then the peplink would detect a dead link and fail over. But the link is still up (health check is positive), and traffic continues to route through the slowed link.
We really want the link disabled when this happens. I am aware of the Bandwidth Allowance Monitor. It’s great, but doesn’t perfectly catch when the monthly cap is reached. I’m also aware of the Outbound Policy rules such as Overflow and the others.
What I really would like is a rule that simply disables a WAN link if it falls below a certain speed (throughput). I know that the Overflow algorithm will detect when the pipe is saturated, but that’s different from detecting low throughput.
I’ve been through the new settings in the 6.3 firmware and not seeing anything that fits the bill. We can live with the Bandwidth Allowance Monitor as a solution, but I’m just wondering if there is a better way. It would seem that slow link detection would be a popular feature. thanx.