We have an ADSL line with a download speed of around 6.5Mb/s, with a static ip address.
I have been asked to look into adding a second internet connection as our current connection is sometimes unusable due to clients sending us large files via email etc.
So, I’m thinking of getting a Draytek Vigor 2830 Router which has 3 WAN ports (2 cabled, 1 for a 3g USB dongle) and using the load balancing and QoS features. I have zero experience of using these, so…
Load balancing, does this allow a user to download files using both connections simultaneously? How effective are the QoS options?
Users currently use OWA and remote access to work from home. Will having two ip external ip address affect this in any way?
Any other pitfalls that I haven’t forseen?
Were also looking at Shareband, but they want £20 per line per month. Is this just paying out for something that can be achieved internally?