An herein lies my problem (I think). If QOS only works when the link is saturated, and my links are constantly fluctuating (sometimes I can get 26 Mbps, others I am lucky to get 12 Mbps). I suspect the Peplink says “Heck, plenty of room in the pipe – no need to do any prioritization”
Right now, my network is a mess; but it functions correctly. I am afraid that just the complexity of the connectivity would cause too much confusion. Right now, I have a Balance 30, Balance One, NetDuma, and an Amplifi router to run my LAN and 2 WAN links. For whatever reason, separating everything from each other has given the best results.
Just a reminder, I have two WAN links with the same ISP. I have two different types of modems, one modem translates the default gateway MAC, the other passes it along (a single Peplink managing both will see two different mac addresses for the same default gateway). I also have unsolicited ARP traffic constantly from the ISP. In my opinion, it looks as though the superfluous ARP traffic causes the Peplink to “stall” while it tries to sort through the conflicting ARP records (one WAN thinks the default gateway is here, the other thinks it is there)
I also had my “Fast WAN” connected to WAN1, so there may be some traffic being routed down the pipe even though I have explicitly set ALL traffic to go out the other WAN link.
Again, I have reconfigured my setup so that it works for me. I am eagerly awaiting new firmware releases to see if I can eventually go back to a single router managing both WANS. for now, I have the Balance One managing the LAN. I have the Balance 30 managing a WAN link, I have the NetDuma managing the other WAN link, and now I have the Amplifi managing the Wifi clients. This has proven to be the most reliable, long running, solution.