General Discussion
  >> Fibre Broadband


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.


Pages in this thread: 1 | 2 | (show all)   Print Thread
Standard User Chips
(learned) Sun 26-Jun-11 15:54:15
Print Post

FTTC Load Balancing


[link to this post]
 
Hi,

in the next few weeks I'm having 3 ADSL lines in my premises replaced by 2 FTTC lines.

At the moment the 3 ADSL lines are connected to a 4 WAN load balancing router which I assume is not suitable for balancing FTTC lines.

Could anyone advise me what I need to get to load balance the 2 FTTC lines? Help much appreciated!

Edited by Chips (Sun 26-Jun-11 15:55:47)

Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Sun 26-Jun-11 16:29:36
Print Post

Re: FTTC Load Balancing


[re: Chips] [link to this post]
 
So long as they are straight Ethernet ports fed by external modems rather than DSL ports it's fine.
Standard User Chips
(learned) Sun 26-Jun-11 16:58:49
Print Post

Re: FTTC Load Balancing


[re: Ignitionnet] [link to this post]
 
Thanks for that, but I'm not sure what I'm looking for. My searches for load balancing routers all seem to come up with ones that have WAN ports.


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 26-Jun-11 17:06:28
Print Post

Re: FTTC Load Balancing


[re: Chips] [link to this post]
 
What is the one you have?

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
Standard User Chips
(learned) Sun 26-Jun-11 17:14:26
Print Post

Re: FTTC Load Balancing


[re: RobertoS] [link to this post]
 
It's several years old. It's a Prolink 4WAN.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 26-Jun-11 17:30:18
Print Post

Re: FTTC Load Balancing


[re: Chips] [link to this post]
 
Well the MH8241 says
Up to 4 WAN connections are supported with MH8241. As a result, the network constructer can easily combine many ADSL or cable connections to increase the total bandwidth.
Note - "or cable". FTTC is cable in this context, PPPoE.

Is that the one?

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sun 26-Jun-11 18:04:21
Print Post

Re: FTTC Load Balancing


[re: RobertoS] [link to this post]
 
Might be the 8041. Those will work ok.



______________________________________________________________________________attack_the_post_not_the_poster__________________
Standard User Chips
(learned) Sun 26-Jun-11 20:23:40
Print Post

Re: FTTC Load Balancing


[re: BatBoy] [link to this post]
 
Thanks for the info. My router IS the MH8041. In my ignorance I was associating a WAN with ADSL and not FTTC.

However, I recall an exchange of emails with Prolink before I purchased the 8041 about 5 years ago. They informed me that it would support a combined throughput of 22megs which was fine for my 3 x 5meg lines but will (hopefully) not be sufficient for 2 FTTC lines.

Any alternative suggestions?
Standard User thomaswarne01
(newbie) Sun 26-Jun-11 20:56:21
Print Post

Re: FTTC Load Balancing


[re: Chips] [link to this post]
 
Hi, i bought a TP-link R488T off of amazon it is a router that require a modem
i use a tp-link 8616 ethernet modem with that to provide the link,
i use it to throttle certain ports and give other ports a higher priority
The router itself has 4 modem ports for 4 lines (bearing in mind they are not wan ports they are modem ports) for the modem that connects to the wan
Im almost certain that this device will work when i get fttc (in late 2013) as the openreach modem is a modem that connects to the wan and you have to either have a ethernet modem router or the bt hub
here this is what it states on the bt infinity for business page
BT Infinity for business requirement

To get BT Infinity for business you'll need:

a BT line or equivalent
a fibre compatible router with Ethernet WAN interface


So i hope this sorta answers your question
oh and yes this router does do load balancing (although i only have 1 adsl 8mb line)

Sources
BT Business Fibre
TP-Link 8616 modem - Amazon
TP-Link R488T Router - Amazon
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 26-Jun-11 21:36:46
Print Post

Re: FTTC Load Balancing


[re: Chips] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Chips:
Any alternative suggestions?

This may fit your (vague) requirements.

You'll require a router/balancer that can establish independent PPPoE sessions on each WAN port. You'll also have to factor in the WAN->LAN throughput - your current router/balancer is limited to 48Mb/s which may not be adequate for your chosen application/undisclosed requirements.
Pages in this thread: 1 | 2 | (show all)   Print Thread

Jump to