I am looking for the best solution to bond (not load balance) my ADSL connection and my Cable Broadband connection in a home office environment.
- ADSL connection is a 25m/2m service.
- Cable connection is a 65m/5m service.
While your Load balancing logarithms are interesting and can help, a bonded service would be nice when both services are working.
I do a fair amount of online gaming so low latency is really important. The ADSL will typically be the better connection in this regard. In a bonded environment, what happens to the latency if WAN1 is pinging 23ms while WAN2 is pinging 125?
As a web developer, there is a fair amount of download and uploading of video tutorials. This is where the bonded service would be really nice. A 90/7 connection would be very helpful in these situations.
Also, while the ADSL service is steady and relatively consistent, my cable connection is ALL OVER THE PLACE. There is multiple drops during the day and their bandwidth and latency is greatly dependant on the time of day with evenings being the worst as people are coming home and loading up their Hulu and Netflix.
So I really like the features of load balancing, but I would not want to leave extra bandwidth on the table that a Bonded service can give me. I am looking for advise on the best solution for my situation.