Peplink 20 as load-balancer but not router


#1

Hi there,

I’m looking at purchasing a Peplink 20 as a load-balancer in a dual DSL setup at home (I work a lot from home and need reliability from two lines, and also the speed increase as we’re in a rural area).

I have some concerns about the 25 or so user limit that a few people have commented on in the forums. I’ll have at least 32 “users” connected, as we have WIFI thermostats in every room, a couple of Apple TVs, the TVs themselves, printers, a scanner etc. This is the time of the Internet of Things right… ?

Anyway, I wondered if I could use my Airport Extreme (which seems happy up to 50 users) as the NAT and DHCP server/router, and the Peplink just to do the load-balancing for anything routing to the internet ?

Any thoughts would be much appreciated.


#2

25 Recommended Users value is not a hard limit. It means the B20 supports 25 x normal Internet usage such as general browsing, email etc for sizing purpose. The IOT devices will have less Internet usage in your situation, so B20 would fit in this case.


#3

Got it. Many thanks for the reply, I’ll buy the B20 and see how I get on.

I terms of internet usage, there will actually only be 2 or 3 “real people” and the rest will be very very light use IoT devices.

I suppose my thoughts were more on NAT table size.