After a couple of weeks with the Balance 30, I am waiting on a 50 and have a couple of questions. My current configuration is 3 DSL lines 1.5 down and 255 up each. I am looking at adding an existing LTE Verizon Home Fuzion input (approx 5Mb down and 2 Mb up) as well once the 50 shows up. Adding the second DSL line worked so well that I added a third, and thus the increase in size (the LTE Fuzion (Technicolor TG790) attaches via Ethernet).
Current setup questions.
When I originally set up the 2 lines and then added a third, I found that the lines would saturate (run up to 1.5Mb downloads per line and hold there) when heavy usage was happening. At that point, additional activity seemed sluggish at best. After some reading, I reset the MTU to “Auto”. The current behavior seems more responsive, the lines seem less prone to saturation and yet file transfers and video occur faster and other requests at the same time (web surfing) also seem to work better now. Is there any downside to MTU “Auto”? Is this the proper setting?
The LTE Fuzion is a legacy from before the second DSL line (which wasn’t available a few years ago). It has a 20Gb data cap, and what I would like to do is divert all of the file transfers and video through the DSL lines and just have the LTE for page loading and other functions that it might be able to do faster (up to the 20 Gb), along with being the fallback for everything if the DSL lines go belly up. In the fallback condition I will not be worried about the data cap. I have done some reading on proportional rules, but am still not entirely sure how this would work and if the granularity I am after is available? I have found the LTE to be extremely variable on speeds and assume that the Balance will divert everything to the DSLs if the LTE gets slow?
Thanks in advance, I have been highly pleased and impressed with your product.