Load balancing Wireless and serial link

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Apr 25th, 2009

Hi,

I have a router with 2 WAN connections, One 2 MB E1 terminated to serial link and another wireless link terminated to Ethernet. Is it possible to load balance between the two. If so how?

thanks in advance

Rajesh

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Jon Marshall Sat, 04/25/2009 - 08:36

Rajesh

Yes you should be able to do this. If the links are the same speed then a dynamic routing protocol could be used and as long as it saw both links to the same destination it would use both.

If the links are a different speed you could use 2 static routes one for each link. Bear in mind though that if one link is much faster than the other you may be better off using the slower link purely as a backup.

Jon

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