Load balancing over WDS

Discussion in 'Sveasoft Firmware' started by diamond, Aug 22, 2004.

  1. diamond

    diamond Network Guru Member

    Ok, wanting to know if this is possible in the router, or if I need to setup another linux PC to do all the work. Here's the scoop:

    two satori routers (wrt54g) connected via WDS each with an active broadband connection (1mbit symmetrical on each). Is there a way in the firmware to load balance the two connections so that if one is clogged with traffic then it would automatically use the other? I know that bonding the two to get one 2mbit sym. pipe is not possible (at least without something on the other side to logically bond the connections), but if we could just get load balancing working it'd be great. Any ideas on how to do this in the router, or will I have to do it on my server?

  2. pkitester

    pkitester Network Guru Member

    I am assuming you are talking about load balancing for the machines on the LAN to the outside world. If that is the case the easiest solution might be to set up the clients with two default routes, and let them take care of it. You could mess around with the route cost as well, but I'm not sure if it would get you what you are looking for.

    If you know of something that would work on a linux box, there should be no reason you couldn't get the WRT to do it as well. But as far as I know there are no good load balancing solutions for this sort of problem.
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