Using SpeedFusion Cloud to Bond 2 DSL connections

Longer backstory, but question listed at the bottom if you want to skip.

We are in the process of buying house that is further out from the city we currently live in. Unfortunately, we’ve recently found out that the only internet provider in the area of the new house is CenturyLink DSL with 6mbps/500kbps service and our cell phone coverage is very spotty around the home. I’ve subscribed to CenturyLink to have 2x Lines Enabled, and will be receiving 2x DSL modems. I asked, but they no longer offer bonded channel offerings directly. Originally I was going to get a dual-wan router for the house and load balance, but I’d really like to set up a bonded network. As most of the SD-WAN offerings I could find required me to host my own SD-WAN in the cloud it seemed a very cost-prohibitive to setup. I’d need to set up a bonding router, and a host SD-WAN on AWS, and run the traffic that way. In my web searches, I ran across SpeedFusion Cloud and thought it would work great for me. The price of the Balance One was competitive and the “top up” packages for SpeedFusion Cloud seem reasonable. The part I just discovered that has thrown a wrench is the add-on software licensing to enable SpeedFusion bonding on the Balance One. It looks like that’s an additional $900 (https://store.peplink.com/software-add-ons/speedfusion-bonding/speedfusion-bonding-license-key-for-balance-one-balance-one-core.html). That almost triples my upfront cost.

My question:

If you are using the Balance One or Balance One Core with SpeedFusion Cloud and buying bandwidth top up packs, do you also need to buy the SpeedFusion Bonding License Key? Or is that only needed for running a connection between two of your own SpeedFusion routers?

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Great news, if you are using SpeedFusion Cloud, a SpeedFusion licence is NOT required for the Balance ONE or Balance ONE Core!
If you wanted to use SpeedFusion to another Peplink device or FusionHub, the licence you mentioned would be required.

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You just made my day! I’m going to order a Balance One and set it up for SpeedFusion Cloud to improve our abysmally slow internet endpoints. What’s a good reputable source to purchase hardware as a single customer online? I’d like to avoid gray market and buy from a supported source. Although I see the Balance products in several online marketplaces, it’s hard to tell which is a legit reseller.

Hi @rgeade (and welcome to the forum). Tell us what part of the world you are in and it’s highly likely one of the partners who lurk here will speak up. ;<)

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I’m located in the Triangle region of North Carolina.

Hello @rgeade,
Hopefull the previous post will assist in guiding you in making a wise purchase.

You may like to ask your local authorised Peplink Partner for local & personalised assistance.

Your local Certified Peplink Partner can help you with experience on the ISPs in your area.

Happy to Help,
Marcus :slight_smile: