Does load balancing increase bandwidth?

  • Hello everyone
    i am not specialist in this topic but i just want to know if load balancing increase bandwidth or not
    for example:
    if i have 3 ADSL lines each one with speed up to 16 Mb
    is there a way to combine those 3 lines to give me a speed up to 54 Mb or less?
    if so could anyone give me some help
    and if not could some one correct for me :)
    Thanks in advance.

  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    Yes, but not for single connections.

    Load balancing will create outbound states on different circuits. So if you have a lot of users, say, browsing the web it will balance that load across multiple circuits.

    But if you try one download, like a speed test, it will only be one state on one circuit so it will not be 54Mbit/sec.

  • OK Thank you
    so there is no way to combine those 3 lines into one line with 54 Mb/ Sec speed? :(

  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    The only way to do that is to get Multilink PPP from your ISP.

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