How does load balancing work with SpeedTest.net? (No SF)


#1

We recently installed a B310 with 2 ADSL WANs with the same threw put- 35Mbps down and 8Mbps up. (Going to put a third WAN in soon.
We have load balancing set to Persistence.
With only one computer connected on the LAN of the B310, we where getting constant SpeedTest results of 60Mbps down and 15Mbps up.
It was my understanding that the SpeedTest would only be using one of the links at a time for the test. Does SpeedTest.net now use multiple sessions?
Clients very happy, gone from €500 per month for a single fiber 20Mbps symmetrical to €150 a month for three ADSL and expecting 90Mbps down and 22Mbps up when the third WAN is operational.


#2

We recently installed a B310 with 2 ADSL WANs with the same threw put- 35 down and 8 up. (Going to put a third WAN in soon.
We have load balancing set to Persistence.
With only one computer connected on the LAN of the B310, we where getting constant SpeedTest results of 60 down and 15 up.
It was my understanding that the SpeedTest would only be using one of the links at a time for the test. Does SpeedTest.net now use multiple sessions?
Clients very happy, gone from €500 per month for a single fiber 20Mbps symmetrical to €150 a month for three ADSL and expecting 90Mbps down and 22Mbps up when the third WAN is operational.


#3

Hi,

You may get your answer here.

Speedtest.net is opening many connections when you do speed test. Thus you will get “aggregated bandwidth” if you are using default Outbound Policy. If you use Enforce Outbound Policy, you will able to get actual throughput for particular WAN link.