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Standard User mlmclaren
(knowledge is power) Thu 20-Jul-17 21:05:09
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ADSL Bonding?


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Right, had enough of Virgin Media...

Currently I live in a non openreach fibre area, a long way a way from the exchange so dsl estimates are as follows: http://imgur.com/a/32trs

Whats my best means of bonding two or more connections?

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Matt.
"I don't take too kindly to coaxial pushed rubbish... or to them damned Intel Puma wastes of plastic."
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 21-Jul-17 10:13:46
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Re: ADSL Bonding?


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Full bonding e.g. AAISP and Firebrick solution, FluidOne should also have something similar.

Or the cheaper load balancing option, but that means fastest any single download will be is the speed of one line.

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Standard User craski
(member) Fri 21-Jul-17 12:05:00
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Re: ADSL Bonding?


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I looked at using these guys in the past but ultimately didnt as I went down the load balancing route instead.
http://sharedband.com/

Another name that often crops up is Evolving Networks
https://evolving.net.uk/

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Standard User sheephouse
(learned) Fri 21-Jul-17 13:51:52
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Re: ADSL Bonding?


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With your available ADSL, bonding won't help greatly but will cost a lot more. I was in the same situation (although I do get the full ADSL Max speeds).

I have gone down the load balancing route - balancing an ADSL line with a 4G connection. I use a Vigor 2860 router, and it can use a dongle or can tether to a mobile phone or MiFi device as well as use an ADSL/VDSL connection. I have it configured only to use the 4G when the ADSL is >50% utilized up or down, so that keeps the 4G traffic down - I'm actually using a lot less 4G data than I expected, while seeing a significant improvement in speed with multiple devices using the internet. Since it is load balancing rather than bonding the maximum single thread speed is only as fast as the faster of the connections, but if you have multiple devices it really makes a difference.

Obviously it depends on having a 3G/4G signal available.

I haven't used it, but there is also a device called boosty that can do much the same thing.
Standard User kebabselector
(member) Fri 21-Jul-17 14:24:38
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Re: ADSL Bonding?


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Apologies for hijacking the thread - in terms of Load Balancing are the cheap L/B routers like the one below any good?

https://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/products/11918-tp-l...

ISP: Zen, getting around 6mb down - .8mb up
Stechford (CMSTE) Cab 50 - Virgin rates variable so not bothering with them.....
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