Load Balancing Question



  • Is the load balance session based, or packet based?  I.e. will it accelerate individual downloads by spreading packet requests over 2 pipes automatically, or is a download manager needed to split the download into multiple sessions to take advantage of extra bandwidth on the additional wan interface(s)



  • Connection (session if you want) based.



  • Yes, for single downlads/sessions to make use of the multiwan you will need a downloadmanager. I use https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/201 which makes perfect use of multiwan. Packetbased loadbalancing would not work anyway without the opposite end of the connection being able to handle this (hopping between IPs). This is not possible.


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