I’m new to the community here, so please pardon any flubs in my first post! (I’m probably including more information than is needed—and lacking other information.)
I’m trying to use SpeedFusion Cloud with my Balance 20 and my two LTE Netgear modems and am finding that the combined speed is the same or less than what I get from an individual modem. Is anyone here able to help debug? It seems from other related posts that adjusting latency cutoff might help here; could someone point me to where that configuration is?
This is a home Internet setup for a rural area (haven’t moved there yet) where relying on a single LTE connection along will not give me enough speed. (The wife and I are WFH software engineers.) So I’m hoping to be able to bond two LTE channels into a single, higher-speed channel (even if it’s not exactly 2x the speed).
Here’s my setup (diagram showing actual topology attached):
- 2 Netgear LB1120 modems on the Verizon network
- 2 TP-Link TL-WR841N routers for administering said modems
- 1 TP-Link Safestream Multi WAN VPN Router, with 2 WANs fed by the 2 TL-WR841N routers (why? because I wasn’t sure when I bought the Balance 20 that I’d be able to skirt around VPN limitations with Netflix, so I figured I’d keep this in the mix until I was certain I didn’t need it)
- 1 Peplink Balance 20 with 2 WANs fed by the aforementioned 2 TL-WR841N routers; using firmware 8.1.1 build 4986.
- 2 Archer A7 routers, one for broadcasting the Safestream (balanced, not bonded network) and another for broadcasting the bandwidth-bonded Peplink Balance 20 network
- Trial version of SpeedFusion Cloud (waiting to upgrade until I get this working), which I set up via the SpeedFusion Cloud page in the UI on the Balance 20. I’ve tried “automatic” for my location and “Seattle,” since that’s closest to me. I also have set my Archer A7 that appears in the associated client list to utilize this SFC location.
- I have not done any explicit setting up of PepVPN—just did the setup required for SpeedFusion Cloud, which presumably does some PepVPN setup under the hood.
Also, after playing around with the Peplink UI on the Balance 20, I realize that I can probably drop the TP-Link Safestream router from the mix by just plugging my two A7 routers into the Peplink Balance 20 and only sending one router’s traffic to the SpeedFusion Cloud, and letting the other’s traffic just proceed outside any VPN (again, for Netflix). I’m happy to just drop this whole parallel path from the topology for now if folks think it would make debugging easier.
As you can tell, I’m a novice about this Peplink stuff (not to scare you away), but I should be able to do what’s asked of me given some decent instructions.