aquablue which device do you have?
Balance 210. Since starting this thread, then buying the 210, and testing for a while now, what I’d really like to see would be an option to enable speedfusion on a balance
router to bring up/start routing traffic over an additional dissimilar link when it’s needed. I started a new thread to describe what I’d love to see: SpeedFusion - send traffic over additional lower quality or higher cost WAN 2 when higher quality WAN 1 saturated
*Speedfusion works great for me for bonding similar link types - two identical dsl connections in my current use case.
*It also works great to maintain the connection up when one connection goes offline, which I’ve tested a few times by unplugging one with zero interruption.
*The tip above (thank you!) removes the burden of the dsl from the lte upload when bonded
*But what I didn’t anticipate is that I don’t love the LTE’s added latency/variability when just browsing or working on the command line which is faster and 100% consistent with just the dsl connections bonded.
Speedfusion has a hierarchy option for failover, so you have connections in priority 1 group, connections in priority 2 group, If all connections in group 1 fail, then group 2 is enabled (as I understand it…)
I am struggling to decide whether I want to add LTE into the “all-the-time” mix for two reasons:
1.) it has very fast upload speed in my location, but the ping time is variable here (higher jitter) so browsing or command line work isn’t as fast as with just the dsl bonded, and
2.) my faster LTE option is metered, with data that is never deprioritized, so for $ I’d rather add it to the speedfusion mix only when it actually makes an improvement.
If Speedfusion could bring up priority 2 group connections when priority 1 was saturated, then it would be great not only for failover, but for augmenting bandwidth with dissimilar link types, in my opinion. That would be a really cool feature.
I’m currently doing this by just plugging in the LTE connection when I want to upload something huge. The original plug-n-play I guess. The speedfusion tunnel adds the connection when plugged in and it’s seamless…