Max HD4 Balance Cellular Data Usage


#1

Pepwave Max HD4 with 2 simms in Cellular 1A and Cellular 2A both with priority 1.
Cellular 1 consumes around twice the data of Cellular 2.
If I move Cellular 1 to priority 2 it goes offline (Standby)
Cannot move Cellular 2 above Cellular 1 in Priority 1 section.

Is there a way to balance data usage without physically swapping simms?


#2

Please share the screenshot of the Outbound Policy at Advanced > Outbound Policy in order for me to advise further. If the info is sensitive, please help to open ticket.

Please take note, the WAN links load balance is session based. Hence, it is difficult to achieve 50/50 load balancing between 2 WAN links.


#3

Thank you,

You pointed me in the right direction, I have now changed Outbound Policy
from default (Lowest Latency) to Weighted Balance (simm 1 weight 5 and simm
2 weight 10).

With this configuration it is still consuming more data on simm 1? Should I
adjust the simm 1 weight lower than 5?

Currently no cards in simm 3 or 4 have left these at weight 10 in case we
add cards in the future.

[image: Outbound Policy.JPG]

Best regards,

Chris Finnigan
Chief Engineer
ceng@sytiara.com
V-Sat: +1 954 518 7414
GSM: +33(0)6 2634 2214
Iridium: +881 6214 27323

Inmarsat: +870 763 964 164


#4

I have tried 5:10, 2:10 and now 1:10 but simm1 is still consuming 4 times
more data than simm2?

Simm 3 & 4 not currently installed.

[image: Outbound Policy.JPG]

Best regards,

Chris Finnigan
Chief Engineer
ceng@sytiara.com
V-Sat: +1 954 518 7414
GSM: +33(0)6 2634 2214
Iridium: +881 6214 27323

Inmarsat: +870 763 964 164


#5

As mentioned here, Please share the screenshot of the Outbound Policy at Advanced > Outbound Policy. I need to know any other policy you have defined. If so, the defined rules may affect the usage of WAN links.


#6

Thank you, see below :-

[image: Outbound Policy.JPG]

Best regards,

Chris Finnigan
Chief Engineer
ceng@sytiara.com
V-Sat: +1 954 518 7414
GSM: +33(0)6 2634 2214
Iridium: +881 6214 27323

Inmarsat: +870 763 964 164


#7

You have the HTTPS Persistence above the Default rule. Hence, outbound traffic for TCP 443 will not distribute according to the ratio you configured in Default rule. Please understand what services you used in your network then configure the desired outboud rule to route those traffics.