Link Aggregation and VPN Bounding


#1

Hello,

Maybe anyone can help me?
I have some doubts about Peplink features.

I have two companies, with 2 links each.

Company A
Link 1 = 2MB
Link 2 = 10 MB

Company B
Link 1 = 10 MB
Link 2 = 2 MB

  1. Does peplink could do link aggregation, for example, Link 1 + Link 2 = 12 MB of bandwith in each company?

  2. when we activate the VPN, the traffic who goes out to Link of 2 Mb makes the communication very slow. what will be the solution in this cenario? In this case, could the peplink indentify which link is faster and choose this link for outgoing traffic?

Regards,

Gustavo Vila Verde


#2

Hi Gustavo,

For Aggregation or Bonding it does require setting up the Peplink Site to Site VPN between 2 Balances, models 210 and up. The Balance 30 is not able to aggregate connections of any type (3g/4g, wired, etc).

Outside of the Peplink Site to Site VPN, the Balance is just that, a session based load Balancer, which can give a more efficient use of Bandwidth (especially in a multi user environment) due to using all available WANs (including 3g/4g)for traffic. Also for downloading files with a bittorrent or download manager you will see faster speeds due to being able to open multiple sessions using all WANs.

But if we are talking a single user going out to the internet, the speed of the session is going to be tied to the WAN it originates on. To help illustrate further, take a look at the following links from our Knowledgebase-

Article-”Combining the bandwidth of all WAN links. 3M + 3M = 6M?"

Article-”Understanding Peplink Site-to-Site VPN"
https://forum.peplink.com/t/understanding-peplink-speedfusion/8431

Once you have the Peplink Site to Site established, the VPN is treated as if it was one large pipe that has all the WANs in it. What this mean is that traffic in in the tunnel is broken up on a packet level and is going to use all the WAN connections. Once it gets to the other side, it gets reassembled and sent out of the Balance.

I do hope this helps to clarify matters Gustavo, let me know if there is anything else to go over.


#3

Ok I understand that the VPN site-to-site uses all available links increasing the bandwidth.

When I use a 10MB link in the “Company A” and one of 10MB in "Company B"
performance is excellent, but when using 2 MB +10 MB at “Company A” and 2 MB +10MB in “Company B”, I see that the performance is slow, looking like the bandwidth is not increased.
The tests were performed with a single user transmitting a file of 200 MB.