Thank you for the lengthy explanation. That matches my understanding of how this should work.
I prefer the reservations, this is somewhat unique to Peplink, and I believe a superior method. Because even the lower priority devices can get full bandwidth if high priory devices do not need the bandwidth.
In my case, I had a non-DHCP client consuming most of the bandwidth. as a test, I started the Internet speed test on a DHCP client, the test showed about 2Mbs download rate. according to my DCHP client reservations, I should get 85% of the bandwidth. Clearly i was not.
I think the issue is either overestimating the capability of the ISP server, or the ISP is not delivering its stated service level. The reservations percentage is based on the values you give in the upload and download performance setting. for example, if I claim the ISP can download at 100Mbs and i reserve 85% (85Mbs) for DHCP client. as long as the non-DHCP client is consuming less than 15Mbs, no throttling will occur(?). but if the ISP can only, in actuality, support only 25Mbs download. the DHCP client will only receive 10Mbs(?) (this is my guess)
however, this explanation does not explain what I measured. Thus, I don’t think it works (at least for DHCP groups)
I have since changed it to groups by network (not DHCP). but I have not had the opportunity to repeat the test.
again, thanks for your thoughtful reply.
Balance One with 8.0.2 firmware.