Hey home user here,
I would like to purchase a second SOHO MK3 for a back up. Instead of just letting it sit on a shelf unplugged I thought it would be fun to try crosslinking them with dual ISPs.
This configuration is intended for the more adventurous home user with over 2 years SOHO MK3 experience that wants a spare SOHO MK3 for back up anyways just in case. Also I haven’t personally tested any of this yet…
…have one SOHO MK3 at either end of your house - but still within range of each other. One is connected to DSL and the other is connected to cable ISP. If one goes down - the other should still be up.
Now the fun part - create secondary failover “WIFI WAN on 2.4/5Ghz” on each one pointing at each other.
Now if one ISP goes down that SOHO will failover to the other one - if they are close enough to each other. This might be an ideal application for 5Ghz 802.11ac since it has a more sophisticated management algorithm and higher bandwidth.
The SOHO’s might not be too happy if you use the same SSID - it might think there is a rogue AP? So you might have to use different SSID’s - let’s call these things SOHO1 and SOHO2.
Every wireless client device would have to have both SSID’s programmed into them. And…you would have to configure the “Client Signal Strength Threshold” for around -65 to -75dbm so clients would “choose” the right one - no guarantees there either.
The SOHO does not support 802.11kvr (roaming) as far as I know which means users might have to manually select the SSID of their choice - pretty easy to do.
Also I might buy a third one for test purposes or as a spare.
Check with a Peplink partner for the best solution.