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#151148 15-Aug-2014 14:28
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I am pondering a RBI Wireless modem to overcome ADSL evening congestion, but may keep the ADSL link for for nighttime downloads

I've read lots of comments about Mikrotik routers being great at this sort of thing but it looks like I could spend hours or days struggling configuring these with scripts and trawling through websites and blogs

I've come across the TP-LINK TL-R470T+ which looks like it can do what I'm after via a GUI.
I cant find any mention of this device on these forums

Anyone using one or offer to comment about it or the ease of setting up a Mikrotik


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  #1109071 15-Aug-2014 14:30
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I never had much luck with this stuff, Software and TP Link hardware based load balancing.
Use a PF Sense firewall to do it.


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  #1109126 15-Aug-2014 15:06
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I gave up load balancing on the mikrotik however routing marks to send traffic to different gateways works well - as you say you'll spend a bit (quite a bit of time) getting this setup

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  #1109561 16-Aug-2014 17:22
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A wireless ISP I worked for some time ago used Microtik. This was before Microtik was sold locally here. Their gear worked and was cheap but they are a very mercenary company motivated by how much money they could squeeze out of a client. I generally avoid their stuff as a result of my experience.

As for "load balancing", what you will get is not true load balancing. You won't get this unless you control both ends of the link. Generally, I would not expect a budget low end device (like TP Link) to do anything more than basic stuff satisfactorily. If it works for you, great. But I suggest you don't spend your money for the sole reason of getting the premium functionality, in case it doesn't work that well.

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  #1109621 16-Aug-2014 19:27
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Mikrotik routers can be very intelligent devices.
But i think you would be better off just using the TPLink and changing the connection priority.

You dont really want to load balance - its too complicated to maintain.
Instead you want a failover - and just change your priority in the evenings so when you start your big downloads, it uses the DSL and when you want the surfing speed, use the RBI

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