Router inquiry with dual load balancing for combined speed

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shankargupta

Dear Dimers,

Can someone help me with the solution. Possibly a system admin/Network admin can answer the query
Currently most of the Dimers are working from Home, might be this thread will be useful to all -working for Offices with two ISP connections at home.

Current scenario:
1: Due to Covid – Me and my wife are working from home since March month,I have two ISP connections(Hathway & Airtel) in home. Both are on Fibre. When one of the ISP is down during the work, we are manually switching the network to other. I’m looking for a solution to avoid switching manually and looking for combined speed.

1: Router should support dual WAN and it should support load balancing with (100+40 Mbps) internet speed.
2: It should cover minimum 1400/1500 sft area.
3: Wifi 6 and dual band with MiMO technology(Not mandatory)

Looking for a device with dual WAN port with few models.

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Asus RT-AC59U should fit all requirements expect wifi 6
Wifi 6 is too early I say…don’t see much benefit of it right now…

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You should probably mention your budget too. Unless you are willing to spend a bomb (I use Netgear X10 which is super high end and it does not have dual WAN) it is tough to find a wifi router (at least I haven not come across).

You are better off buying something like this and buy a wifi router to suit your needs (I guess the lower cost model has only 100mbps ports so beware of that if you need gigabit ports)
https://www.amazon.in/TP-Link-TL-R470T-5-port-B...
PS- I have personally not used this router and when I needed a similar setup I went with pfsense with a custom built PC (didn’t need that for long after I got ACT). If plausible you can consider pfsense if u have a spare PC

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Sudarshan61 wrote:

Asus RT-AC59U should fit all requirements expect wifi 6
Wifi 6 is too early I say…don’t see much benefit of it right now…

Thanks for your response. But, Asus RT-AC59U doesnt have dual port WAN.

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rsai01 wrote:

You should probably mention your budget too. Unless you are willing to spend a bomb (I use Netgear X10 which is super high end and it does not have dual WAN) it is tough to find a wifi router (at least I haven not come across).

You are better off buying something like this and buy a wifi router to suit your needs (I guess the lower cost model has only 100mbps ports so beware of that if you need gigabit ports)
https://www.amazon.in/TP-Link-TL-R470T-5-port-B...
PS- I have personally not used this router and when I needed a similar setup I went with pfsense with a custom built PC (didn’t need that for long after I got ACT). If plausible you can consider pfsense if u have a spare PC

Thanks for the response rsai01.

Budget : ~9K

Dimers: May i know, if someone purchased this product : https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B005SYQBN8/ref... Awaiting for review.

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shankargupta wrote:

RJ45 for 10/100/1000 BaseT for WAN x 1, RJ45 for 10/100/1000 BaseT for LAN x 4
USB 2.0 × 1

Please let me know, if iam missing anything here – i can see only one WAN port and in amazon pics as well.

LAN Ports can be used as WAN port…
thats how things work with Asus….
Check the feature they have mentioned Dual WAN
so any of the LAN port can be configured to be used a WAN or a USB can be used as secondary ISP

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Sudarshan61 wrote:

LAN Ports can be used as WAN port…
thats how things work with Asus….
Check the feature they have mentioned Dual WAN
so any of the LAN port can be configured to be used a WAN or a USB can be used as secondary ISP

Thanks Sudarshan, Will do a bit research now.

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