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Re: [Exede] Exede and DSL
I routinely use multiple connections simultaneously. I have never found a multi-WAN router that was versatile enough for me, so I do it "manually."
At the moment, for example, I am using 3 connections. One is a WiFi connection in an RV park where I am for a few days (Santa Fe, NM). One is a 4G Verizon air card (5GB plan) and one is a 4G Droid on an unlimited plan.
All are wired to this computer directly, using three routers for the first two, with the Droid tethered
The primary thing that I have to do involves routing statements (Route Add, and Route Delete) which are normally done from a command line. In my earliest incarnation of this arrangement I had a series of named batch files that were used to direct traffic. Eventually I wrote a program that is a series of dropdown boxes and either named routes, or text boxes in which IPs can be entered.
The top box is the default connection. The next is the IP range for my business VPN. Others can be used to point to specific download sources, etc. Setting the dropdowns to my choice of connection, then clicking OK, clears all routes and resets them to my current choices.
Not for everyone, but it works absolutely perfectly for me, and I've been doing it for a few years. My mix includes two satellite connections, but since neither is as fast as any of the other three I have right now, I am electing to use neither. That will change next week when dry-camping at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, where I will be sharing the satellite connections with others via WiFi.
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Thanks a lot for all of your suggestions. CenturyLink is the ILEC here, no cable out to where I live. I actually get the 4.0 as a mistake on CTL's behalf. When my neighbor had naked DSL for a while without a phone, he accidentally got upgraded to 4.0, I called and they upgrade my provision as well. In their system now, 1.5 is the fastest they show for my location. They said since I was provisioned for the 4.0 and it worked well they would leave it
at the faster speed since it worked, but they "technically" don't offer the 4.0 to my location. I will probably just end up doing two separate networks, sounds easier.
What is the latency of your DSL? ~65ms? Exede is probably going to run about 550-600ms. Despite the 12mbps, the web pages will probably seem to load about the same speed as they do on 4mbps due to the latency, possibly slower.
HomeFusion would perform better.