Load balancing routers can perform load sharing of traffic among multiple broadband connections including ADSL, Cable Modems and T1/T3 as well as offering redundancy in the event that one or more connections should fail. Load Balancing routers are designed to meet the need for businesses requiring high availability and scalability for e-commerce and Internet business applications. As businesses increase their use of the Internet to deliver mission-critical applications, a Load Balancing router will allow for the combination of multiple Internet connections, in order to improve bandwidth efficiency and significantly reduce the risk of complete Internet downtime. Mushroom Networks ‘products are based on the unique and patented and patent pending Software Defined WAN and Broadband Bonding technology developed by our engineering team through extensive research and development.
The TL-R470T+ features three changeable ports that can be set to either LAN or WAN, allowing the router to support up to four WAN ports to satisfy various Internet access requirements through one device. The router also has an integrated smart load balancing function which automatically selects the most efficient line according to load and bandwidth requirements, providing users with consistent network uptime and reliable Ethernet connectivity.
Professional lightning protection technology is designed to prevent electrical surges from penetrating the interior of the device, to be discharged harmlessly into the Earth. This router is designed to prevent lightning damage of up to 4KV in the well-grounded connection conditions. This feature ensures that networking infrastructure investments remain as safe as possible from one of Mother Nature’s more violent elements.
With load balancing, multiple broadband lines are connected to a load-balancing router. Many load-balancing routers can accept two broadband connections, while some (generally the more expensive routers) can support a greater number of connections. Some routers allow mobile broadband connections to be used. Load-balancing routers can automatically detect the loss of a connection (for example, if there is a line fault or errors on the line) and will route all Internet traffic through the remaining live connection(s).