How Does the 5-WAN License Work on the Balance One?


#1

To enable a more flexible and scalable network, we have created a software license to define 5 WANs on the Balance One (BPL-ONE and BPL-ONE-CORE).
After the add-on is activated, LAN 1-3 will become WAN 3-5:

b1-port

Please note that throughput of the device will be reduced from 600Mbps to 400Mbps after the add-on is activated.


Pepwave licens feature enabling 5 WAN ports
#2

Hello @Alan,
It is worth mentioning that this process can not be undone, though you can scale back the number or WAN ports, the application of the key permanently effects the Port setting options for the LAN network with using for VLANs

Image of Port Setting options before 5WAN key being applied

Image of Port Setting options after 5WAN key being applied


Notice that the “Port Type” & “VLAN” are now greyed out for LANs 1, 2 & 3.

Happy to Help,
Marcus :slight_smile:


#3

when i active the add-on what will happend with the usb wan port? is still enable?, so i can have 6 wan? or not?


#4

The USB WAN port stays intact, nothing changes with this.

Thanks.