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Load Balancing Feature request

A nice feature to have would be to be able able to connect two WAN connections(PPPoE) and have the router load balance between them. Using ports 0 and 1 for WAN and 2 for the linkup to my switch.

Since the only internet I can get at my house is a very slow aDSL@1.5MBit/s, I load balance between the one at my house and the one at my neighbors house. With the performance of this router and the ability to load balance it would easily blow everything else even close to it in price out of the water! Even if it is only made available to the EdgeRouter or EdgeRouter Pro and not the Lite, I could see this being a perfect investment.

On a side note to anyone who reads this, my TP-Link TL-R470T+ it an absolute disaster. I do have two high end consumer routers(ASUS RU-N56U and a D-Link DLG-4500). I would love to figure out a way to use those two and load balance between them as gateways, any recommendations on how to achieve this? I can put a VM up on my XenServer to host software if that is what is required. Its either that, or wait for EdgeRouters to support Load Balancing, or spend a lotmore on a Cisco router... =/
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Re: Load Balancing Feature request

I want the same thing; the EdgeRouter (all models) can do this, apparently:

EdgeMAX - Policy-based routing with WAN load-balancing

 

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Re: Load Balancing Feature request

The article on load balancing was great, does anyone know how to stop routing packets over one of the links if it goes down, then detect when it becomes available again and restore the route? I have always used scripts and a cron job in my linux routers to do this and was wondering if there was a way using the EdgeRouter (8port).

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Re: Load Balancing Feature request


citrigin wrote:

The article on load balancing was great, does anyone know how to stop routing packets over one of the links if it goes down, then detect when it becomes available again and restore the route? I have always used scripts and a cron job in my linux routers to do this and was wondering if there was a way using the EdgeRouter (8port).


See https://help.ubnt.com/hc/en-us/articles/205145990-EdgeMAX-Dual-WAN-Load-Balance-Feature

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