Want to bond multiple WAN for Streaming video directly to Youtube and Facebook

HI, I will be delighted to get advice on the lowest cost device or software that allows me to bond 3 WAn ( 2 Ethernet and 1 LTE ) connections to improve and make persistent my video streaming to Youtube or Facebook.
I only need a solution that bonds and sends out from my end and into my youtube or Facebook media.

Any advice or suggestions, please.

Hi - so many questions…

  • why bonding? Have you struggled with speed / bandwidth or reliability most so far?
  • is this for stationary in office / home use or as part of a mobile studio?
  • will you be using it on the move ie in a vehicle, battery powered or similar?
  • How many streams - how much concurrent bandwidth do you think you’ll need?
  • where in the world are you geographically?
  • What app / video encoder are you using./ planning to use?

The MAX Transit Duo is likely where I’d start. Dual 4G LTE Router for Public Transportation MAX Transit Duo- Peplink

It has wired WAN, WiFi WAN and Dual CAT12 LTE-A.

Then I’d look at the UBR UBR - Unbreakable Connectivity Right Out of the Box
Wired WAN, WiFi WAN, Dual CAT4 LTE modems.
Dual-cellular Router UBR LTE (GE WAN, 4X GE LAN, 2X LTE)- Peplink

But to pick between these and to consider the other options that might work, I need to understand more about how you want to use it. The UBR has significantly lower throughput than the Transit Duo for example, which might or might not be an issue.

Hi, Thanks a great deal.

  1. Because I have unstable internet that is efficient sometimes and not so other times and mainly because I want to have great redundancy as well as noticeable continuity.
  2. I have internet from different ISp that the speed is not so wow
  3. This will not be used on the move. rather it is stationary and used during programmes like celebrations etc to stream to the channels
  4. Concurrent bandwidth at about 5-10 Mbps
  5. In Nigeria, Central Nigeria to be precise
  6. it is a combination of Wireless microwave, 4G let and KA band VSAT devices

I am looking at a simple all in one device to simply receive these WAN links and output, bonded and redundant/persistent traffic

So long as you can connect to one of these non cellular WANs via wifi I would suggest the UBR. Its very good value. That combined with a SpeedFusion Cloud Subscription (for the bonding) should work very well for you.

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Thanks again.
Please bear in mind

  1. the Satellite link comes out via ethernet Cable as WAN1
  2. The Microwave Link comes in Via a cable as WAN 2
  3. The Cellular Link from Globacom also comes through either s 4G Simcard or via a regular consumer router via Ethernet Cable as WAN3

So you see basically I have certainty for 2 sure wired WAN links going into the Peplink device and possibly but NOT necessarily one more link via 4G/LTE Cellular WAN link.

Finally, can you help with details on how to use the speedfusion subscription and how it will impact the 3 different links?

Am I connecting to Facebook and Youtube from the Speedfusion Cloud IP or something like that?

What is the cost of this subscription? ( for 1-10Mbps total throughput? )

Yes you are choosing to present the Sat and Microwave link as wired WAN. But there is nothing to stop you connecting to one via WiFI WAN. The UBR is a great device and I would argue that you’d prefer to use the lower latency bandwidth over dual 4G if it was available so dual modems will be useful later if not today.

When using 4G/LTE it is always better to use an embedded modem then an external one as you get more control and visibility.

If you really want to used wired WANs then look at the balance 30 LTE. Dual Wired WAN (a third can be added with USB to ethernet) and inbuilt LTE. 400Mbps Dual-WAN Router with 4G LTE Balance 30 LTE- Peplink

Its more expensive than the UBR, and only supports bonding when using SpeedFusion Cloud (you can’t bond to your own hosted FusionHub Server).

SFC Details here: SpeedFusion Cloud - Peplink 500GB for 20 USD

You turn it on by buying a data subscription. Your device then builds a VPN connection between it and the hosted SFC service from Peplink. That VPN is SpeedFusion Capable so multiple WANs can be used simultaneously for packet level failover.

IN general there is a 19% bandwidth overhead for SpeedFusion. And mixing links with very different latency characteristics is not an efficient way to use it. So bonding works great when combining dual cellular, but not when combining cellular and satellite. Its still useful though as it can hot failover gracefully between cellular and satellite links.

To be able to advise further you’d need to list the WANs you have with bandwidth and latency values for each.

yes.