Well said David, It is very frustrating to have the terms bandied about improperly. Bonding sets up one logical pipe. The traffic is balanced both in and out. There are 4 different protocols that I'm aware of to do this: CEF, MLPPP, MLFR, and ATM T1 IMA. All of these require that all circuits be connected to a single router on either end.
Anything other than bonding does NOT do inbound load balancing really. You can balance the outbound traffic to some extent with NAT, and you can do outbound failover with NAT, but you are out of luck with inbound. BGP gives you inbound and outbound failover, but does NOTHING for load balancing. Regards, Jeff -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of David E. Smith Sent: Sunday, January 21, 2007 9:40 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Dual-WAN routers RickG wrote: > According to the responses I'm getting is that load sharing wont work. > So, why do I find so many article sayign it does such as > http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=13103 ? Depends on your definition of load-balancing. Traditionally, that means you can balance traffic between your connections on a per-packet basis. Thus, if you have two 1Mbps connections, you can download a single given file at 2Mbps. (That's probably technically bonding, not load balancing. The terminology is a bit fuzzy, and sometimes means different things to different people.) If your two Internet connections are to two different ISPs, that is basically impossible. With a sufficiently smart router, you'll be able to download two different files each at 1Mbps, though, which is often "good enough." David Smith MVN.net -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/