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Load balancing with Serial Leased Lines & Etherdrops

This problem is a unique one.

I have 6 Internet Leased Lines of 2 Mbps each. Keeping in view of the increasing thirst for Bandwidth, I ordered Etherdrops for the ease of on the fly upgrade, as & when needed.

To my surprise, when these Etherdrops were terminated on router, there was no trafic flowing over these etherlinks. I had to forcefully put traffic on these links using PBR.

I want to use all my links i.e. 6 serial + 2 etherlinks for per packet load-balancing.

can some1 help.



Re: Load balancing with Serial Leased Lines & Etherdrops


are you running any routing protocols with your ISP ?

also you can have a max of 6 equal cost route in routers.

Thats the reason i feel you are unable to use the etherdrops.

Y dont u think off going on upgrading the E1s into Fiber and take them as single ethernet output or a E3 output ?


Re: Load balancing with Serial Leased Lines & Etherdrops

Thanks Prem.

This could be the reason.

I've default routes pointing to each of the E1 interfaces (6 int).

For time being, I'm evaluating link load-balancer for this purpose. & yes will be converting those serial to etherdrops.