I have a Peplink Balance 50 connected to 4 dsl+ 10mbps Centurylink.
When I go to the above Speed settings and set each lan port at 100mbps full duplex my real time charts show up to 10 mbps per wan port and give a nice aggregate speed of between 34-40 mbps as measured by Peplink’s Broadband Speed Test and by SpeedTest.net
When I go to the above Speed settings and set each lan port at 10mbps full duplex my real time charts show up to 10 mbps per wan port and zero aggregate speed of between 6-10 mbps as measured by Peplink’s Broadband Speed Test and by SpeedTest.net
Now obviously the first settings give best speed results by overestimating the speed at which information can be sent over the internet: 100 mbps feed is changed to at most 40mbps connection to the internet. But is there something else going on, perhaps a lower quality connection and more errors at higher speed?
When I set the lan speed to 10mbps it seems like my computers are forced at that point to feed information at 10mbps into the Peplink. When I set the lan speed to 100mbps the Peplink has to handle sorting and slowing the information sent to it at 100 mbps per lan port and then feed it to the internet at a speed of at most 40mbps. I’m not sure at which point the speed reduction is best handled…by my computers or by Peplink.