The traffic reports from in control are confusing to me – my balance 580 is configured with 1 fast ethernet cable, 1 lte modem, and 2 high latency, low-bandwidth satellite links.
The outbound policy is priority based – we use first ethernet, 2nd lte modem, 3rd one satellite system, and 4th the second (more expensive) satellite system. The satellite systems are very low-bandwidth and always congested when in use.
I enabled incontrol and checked the ‘post usage data’ option on the balance 580. Looking at the peplink device report from in control – I’m surprised to see that there is traffic being generated via all WANS at all times … One of my satellite wans (WAN1) has about 180 kbps down and 50 kbps up. The graph drawn by in-control for the in/out of WAN1 shows pretty much straight lines for in and out bandwidth (180 and 50). This is over a period where all the traffic was transitioning over the fast ethernet link … Drilling down by protocol on the incontrol chart shows that all this is attributable to http and https. I’m trying to develop a theory for what’s causing this …
Other relevant details – speedfusion vpn is enabled and also configured with the same priority order as the outbound policy.
Couple of questions:
- How much traffic does ‘post usage data’ to inControl typically use? Is traffic always sent via all WANs or does it obey the outbound policy? Could it explain what I’m seeing? If so I might need to disable that because some of my wans are ‘cost per megabyte’ and/or very slow.
- If a browser was connected to the remote peplink’s lan https admin port via speedfusion would the incontrol monitor identify that traffic as type (http/https) or as ‘other’?
- Any ideas about the traffic profile of the ‘router utility’ iphone app …?