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Problem With Load Balancing RV016

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by v2owp, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. v2owp

    v2owp LI Guru Member

    I've currently got three WAN Connections going into my RV016. Two are 8Mbit cable connections and the third is a wireless connection capable of about 3-5Mbit. Currently I have Load Balance set to "Intelligent Balancer (Auto Mode)". All three connections seem to be working fine except for how they are balanced. When ever the slower wireless connection is plugged in the router tries to funnel everything through it first. Shouldn't it be trying to use one of the faster cable connections first? Any ideas?


  2. cfinic

    cfinic LI Guru Member

    From my understanding it uses both equally. Imagine you have 2 drinking cups, one is small and one large. you pour equal amounts of water into each cup until one is full, then continue filling up the larger cup. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I got the impression that this is how it works.
  3. v2owp

    v2owp LI Guru Member

    I can't exactly say you're wrong. However, my (limited) understanding is that since this is "Weighted Round Robin" (WRR) balancing it's a bit more complicated than that. Definitions I was able to find implied that while "Round Robin" functions similarly to your description WRR has a mechanism for setting a priority for each block of data. My question is basically how is that priority determined on the RV016? Or in other words how/can I tell it to use a particular connection first. Originally I thought priority was determined by the amount of bandwidth available on each WAN.



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