It seems from comments and my personal experience that the load balancing feature of the RV042 is broken (works mostly, but the protocol binding does not lock applications to the specified port and therefore drops connection stream - thus useless). This being 95% of the reason I bought this product means that I obviously need this feature to work. The only other option on the market for the same price seems to be the netgear, but forum/review comments indicate that this feature is also broken on the Netgear. Research is leading me to the Peplin Balance 30 but this is only available in the US as far as I can tell (and 3 times the price)... I just need a VPN router that will load balance correctly - anybody got any suggestions for what I should do next as I am at a loss.. Thanks.