Aggregate Multiple WAN Connections and Distribute Traffic with Peplink Balance Routers

Would you like to take advantage of multiple WAN connections? There are many solutions that can accommodate this for redundancy and perhaps some speed increase; however Peplink's solution is truly unique in the fact that in can completely aggregate the bandwidth of multiple connections of DSL, cable, cellular, etc. when you put an appliance at each end of the connection to created a bonded VPN tunnel. We have deployed Peplink Balance routers for a number of customers with great results including bonding multiple cellular connections in areas with no hardwired internet available. Check out this brief video for an overview of their bonding technology.

In either a bonded (pair of appliances) or non-bonded (one appliance) scenario, Peplink also provides 7 different load balancing algorithms to help you easily fine-tune how traffic is distributed across connections.   Weighted Balance Assign more traffic to a faster link or less traffic to a connection with a bandwidth cap.
  • Set a weight on the scale for each connection and outgoing traffic will be proportionally distributed according to the specified ratio. (e.g. 1:3:2)
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Priority Route traffic to your preferred link as long as it's available.
  • Arrange the connection priority order, and traffic will be routed through the healthy link that has the highest priority in the list. Lower priority links will only be used if the current connection fails.
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Overflow   Prevent traffic flow from slowing down when the connection runs out of available bandwidth.
  • Drag and drop to arrange the connection overflow order and the highest priority link will route traffic as long as it has not been congested. Once it saturates, the lower priority links will start routing traffic.
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Persistence Eliminate session termination issue for HTTPS, E-banking, and other secure websites.
  • Specify a traffic type and it will be routed through the same connection persistently based on its source and/or destination IP addresses. Traffic will keep routing on the same connection until the session ends.
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Least Used Help you choose the better connection with more free bandwidth.
  • Traffic will be directed to the link with the most available bandwidth among the selected connections.
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Lowest Latency Give you the fastest response time when using applications like online gaming.
  • Traffic will be assigned to the link with the lowest latency time among the selected connections.
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Enforced Restrict outbound traffic to a particular connection.
  • Select a connection and the specified traffic type will be routed through it at all times, whether the link is up or down.
  • For scenarios like accessing a server that only allows users from a specific IP.
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