Web browser routing when wan failed


#1

We’re experimenting the following situation witha balance 30:

  1. WAN1 fails and balancer detects it
  2. Traffic is routed though WAN2 and WAN3
  3. Some users logged in a webpage and using google chrome got loading timeouts, even if they click F5 or reload button
  4. If those users pulse Shift+Control+R (force reload) the page get loaded correctly

My question is…forcing reload in chrome makes peplink to stablish a new connection and a new route?
if not forced reload is done (only normal reload), peplink router keeps sending packet to down link?


#2

Forced reload is not necessary because the Peplink will automatically route new requests out a healthy WAN connection.
Keep in mind that if it is an https session than it will break and you will need to re-establish over the new connection.


#3

Ok. That’s our point. Our web ERP is over https… I’m thinking about wan bonding all the office wan to a datacenter, would it be transparent to a https user if one wan fails?


#4

If your web ERP is using https then it will of course break if that WAN fails because it will be using a new IP address to re-establish the session.

The only way to achieve session persistence is to use our SpeedFusion unbreakable VPN technology, and that requires a Peplink Balance 210 or higher at the office and also at the datacenter.