Inbound Load Balancing WITHOUT hosted domain


#1

I have Balance 210. WAN1 is Comcast with 25Mbps download speed, WAN2 is RCN with 75Mbps download speed. I would like Balance 210 to use both WAN simultaneously for max 100Mbps download speed. All the articles I found in knowledge base and forums talk about load balancing if you are hosting a domain name(the example given is “foobar.com”). I am not hosting a domain. I have a network of 10 computers that download through the Balance 210. I’d like to use all the download speed available, i.e. WAN1 + WAN2. Can I do this? Do I have to purchase some domain name from GoDaddy to accomplish this?


#2

Hi Mikey

It sounds like you require outbound load balancing, not inbound load balancing.

When you host servers on your local network and require people to connect to it from the Internet, you can register a domain and host it on your Peplink. This will assist incoming traffic, in the event of one connection going down. Although this has great benefits, it is not necessary. You can still connect to the Peplink by using the WAN IP or Dynamic Address.

Outbound load balancing will enable you to use all WAN connections on your Peplink simultaneously to download. Please note that the Peplink does not bond your connections into one big pipe, it performs session based load balancing. You can use any of the 7 built in algorithms to configure the outbound traffic. The Weighted Balancing algorithm might be a good one for you to start with. Set the slider for WAN1 to 2, and the slider for WAN2 to 6. This will send 6 packets to WAN2 for every 2 packets sent to WAN1, optimizing your traffic for the 25Mbps and 75Mbps lines.

If you want to know more about the line bonding feature of Peplink, read the article about Peplink’s Speed Fusion between two units. http://www.peplink.com/technology/speedfusion/

This might also help to understand the different load balancing algorithms: http://www.peplink.com/technology/load-balancing-algorithms/


#3

Hi Mikey

It sounds like you require outbound load balancing, not inbound load balancing.

When you host servers on your local network and require people to connect to it from the Internet, you can register a domain and host it on your Peplink. This will assist incoming traffic, in the event of one connection going down. Although this has great benefits, it is not necessary. You can still connect to the Peplink by using the WAN IP or Dynamic Address.

Outbound load balancing will enable you to use all WAN connections on your Peplink simultaneously to download. Please note that the Peplink does not bond your connections into one big pipe, it performs session based load balancing. You can use any of the 7 built in algorithms to configure the outbound traffic. The Weighted Balancing algorithm might be a good one for you to start with. Set the slider for WAN1 to 2, and the slider for WAN2 to 6. This will send 6 packets to WAN2 for every 2 packets sent to WAN1, optimizing your traffic for the 25Mbps and 75Mbps lines.

If you want to know more about the line bonding feature of Peplink, read the article about Peplink’s Speed Fusion between two units. http://www.peplink.com/technology/speedfusion/

This might also help to understand the different load balancing algorithms: http://www.peplink.com/technology/load-balancing-algorithms/


#4

Thanks Cobus. That was the fastest, clearest, most accurate reply I have ever gotten on any forum.


#5

I’m glad I could help! Post again if you need assistance.