Load Balance 6 DSL connections
I'm looking at setting up a single WAP for an apartment complex. I looked into T2/T3 lines and I can get a lot more throughput by simply using six 9Mbps DSL connections - so I'm still in the research phase, not going to actually buy the machine till I have everything spec-ed out.
Can pfsense load balance 6 connections? The tutorial (I skimmed it) for two connections, does that work just as well for six?
But be aware that the loadbalancing balances the connection and does NOT give you the sum of the bandwith of all connections.
A single connection can only use the max bandwidth of a single line.
Also it wont work if your WAN IP's are in the same subnet.
–> You'd need some cheap router that do NAT for you to emulate different WAN-IP-ranges.
i think the adl modems can be the 'cheap' routers itself.
i have a setup like this (3 adsl modems) and ive put them into router mode, its working ok.
other way to solve this would be to have mpd aggregate the speed of the ppp links - if the provider is friendly enought to help… but i dont know if pfsense mpd config can do this currently...