I purchased the peplink balance 20 just to use for failover but whats this cold standby business? I have it set to consider the primary connection disabled on 1st event and checking every 5 seconds which is the minimum duration for health check and yet it takes 23-26 seconds to failover? I’m talking from the time I kill the modem to the time i can ping again using the backup connection (i dont disconnect the ethernet cable from behind the peplink as thats not really an acceptable failover test).
Edit: I feel its important to note that I don’t want load balancing I just want failover.
Edit2: I’m thinking majority of that duration is spent coming out of cold standby? Why is it in a cold standby mode anyway why can’t it just be already connected just not routing any traffic through to it until WAN1 fails?
Edit3: To further clarify both ISPs are far from rock solid. The WAN1 ISP is at least 10 times more stable than the WAN2 ISP so I don’t want any traffic going through WAN2 unless WAN1 is down and thats why I don’t want to use load balancing.