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Anav
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reply to GuyM

Re: Dual WAN, Loadbalance/Failover, 100 Fiber + 50 Cable

Zyxel 110 (400ish) is in your budget but I would probably recommend the Zyxel 310 (750ish) regarding the number of users and room for growth.

»ftp://ftp2.zyxel.com/ZyWALL_110/datash···10_4.pdf

There is much you have not noted, how many folks will expect to be able to laptop or smartphone connect from at home or on the road etc.........
How many servers, how many groups of users, will you need VLAN capabilities etc etc.
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guymeiri

join:2013-12-31
New York, NY
Thanks for the pointer guys.

@Anav - the 310 looks like a winner except that from looking at the Zyxel pages/docs, i'm not seeing any load balancing feature. only "failover and fallback support". do you maybe know otherwise? And sorry i wasn't clear but as i wrote, that's all i need. i.e. no VPNs, no servers, nothing. Just over 60-70 users accessing the internet.

@jimbopalmer - looked at the RV320 but read some aweful reviews so this is why i didn't mention it earlier.


Anav
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All zyxel USG type routers have had lots of options with respect to fail over, load balancing. It has been done by Policy Routing and Trunks - its all there.
»ftp://ftp2.zyxel.com/ZyWALL_310/user_g···_Ed2.pdf

Read Chapter 8 - Trunks, Chapter 9 - Policy Routes

Yup your requirements now, are apt to change in a heartbeat.
Did you conduct a requirements survey. For example what happens when a couple of execs suddenly discover they can easily get to their files or emails via their smart phone.
Game over.......... I think zyxel sells rolling code devices so you can attach a server for such things for more security as well, if L2TP is not enough.

PS another feature is HA, high availability which basically means another router in Tandem which can take over if the first router fails. (overkill for most businesses).

guymeiri

join:2013-12-31
New York, NY
Yep. Just read the manual...sorry about that. Thanks for confirming.
I hear what you are saying, but, there is literally nothing in the office to access all with laptops, email is externally hosted and already accessed by all phones, files are in a cloud service, etc. I literally just need a good router to handle internet connection at 100 + 50 speeds with some policy routing and failover for ~70 users/devices (potentially going up to ~120).

For the price, it does look like a robust unit that should answer my needs.

Thank you very much for the info and quick responses. You really helped me out here.

Happy new year!