ISP Load Balancing – Multi WAN

Ya sometime we are looking for High speed . LTE ? DSL etc … each has technology has it own limitation . and sometime you would like to load balance your traffic between multiple ISP ! .

DSL good for gaming , but bandwidth  limitation ! . LTE might give you good bandwidth but with latency ( not suitable for gaming ).

what about if you would like doubling your bandwidth . ya might work

now there are many affordable multi wan or Gateway load balancing  routers . yes they become cheap and really provide advance features .

you can utilize those boxes to expand your bandwidth , or choose which apps/server utilize which ISP . the beauty also some provide you with statistics that if you run this app let say youtube it will be much faster in ISP 1 , more than ISP 2 . having latency monitor + bandwidth gauges

 

I would recommend peplink – nice product and it do the job . you can order it from amazon or any online shop . link here

 

if you want a simple and cost effective one . you could also consider TP-Link gateway LB . its available in Kuwait from Burhain Tech in Huawei .

 

 

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SNI Proxy – Smart DNS

Have you ever wonder how smart DNS services work ? well they are using a solution called SNI . where based on DNS retriever they divert the traffic . so if you are targeting a US based it proxy traffic to the US server . if locally then it goes direct .

 

how about building your own Smart DNS !! seems difficult .. no! it much easier but you need to be a little IT Geek .

 

this guy help you how to build your own Smart DNS – Visit his site to learn more – Link  , also you could check this site link

 

some might ask , ok I have VPN no need for Smart DNS . well the beatify of smart DNS that you could control which traffic goes to the proxy server and which goes locally ! . like if you want to watch something in your country or visit a local site why you need your traffic to go to the proxy server which might be a US based then come back to the local server ! .

 

in VPN this is doable also  but require playing in routing tables to achieve this . but utilizing dns much simpler .

 

 

enjoy

Huawei B618 LTE-A Pro

bolt.pngHuawei released its new router which is cat11 . with download speed up to  600 MBit/s in the downlink and 50 MBit/s in the uplink.  4 × 4 MIMO  which is really interesting .

cat11 means triple aggregation . better than cat6 which is two ..

there is one catch here you need to watch your Operator does it support it or not . also if you have cat6 with lower speed don’t expect with cat11 you will get higher since the operator network might be congested .

so be careful from some operators saying getting this router you will get higher speed . don’t be foil for commercial stuff 🙂

 

Verify Your ISP Internet Speed

4gmark

For Most speedtest.net is the usual site to verify ISP/Telco speed. how accurate is it I’m not sure .but I’m sure of one thing . when you are running a speedtest you run it against your provider ! so in this case you measure the speed to your provider network ! not the external internet speed ! .

what is the catch . some providers give speedtest ( the local hosted one ) more priority so when you perform a test you will always get higher speed ! . but when trying to browse the internet you will feel it slow .

some providers throttle Torrent and other kind of apps which we can speak about later .

 

there is a new site that measure the speed and experience in different way which personally I like . they don’t download a file or do ping only . they perform multiple tests such as running youtube in different quality ( SD,HD) .  in addition they started to give ranking to providers in Kuwait for example

they are not the best but they are very cool . try them and tell me what do you think 🙂 . link below

also they have iPhone,andrio app

4GMARK

http://4gmark.com/#KW

 

LTE Watch

There is a good site offer a great tool to manage your Huawei Router . it is usually used to troubleshoot signal related such as RSSI etc . but the beauty of this tool is the following .

ability to change Freq yes . you can force your Huawei Router to which Operator Freq it can connect to . such as 800Mhz , 1800Mhz , 2600Mhz .

sometime operator Freq is congested ( loaded ) . so you could play around to find a good freq to connect to .

don’t forget also you could force LTE-A if you prefer .

 

this is really a great tool and I advise any Tech person to give it a shot ..

 

one note , for Huawei Router it has special image so make sure you download the right tool for Huawei router .

Link To the Tool

Huawei lte router e5186s-22a firmware

huawei-routerThis is my First Post after two years of stop . and i hope this time i continue to post knowledgable content supporting all .

this time its about Huawei LTE Router e5186 . its not that easy to find a firmware for this router . but i managed to find one person who had most of all operators customized Firmware . in addition to the latest ones + originial Huawei image .

Firmware Image Download Link

Upgrade procedure is a bit tricky once you run the multicast upgrade tool , you need to prcess the wps+ wifi buttons together in proper timing . i could make a video to explain it if i see comments asking for it .

personally i like the LMT firmware , it show you which Freq you are connected to . also if aggregation is working or not .

 

 

Zain Lte

ZAIN Kuwait has lunched it Lte Network “its wrong to say 4G” . LTe technology gives you a high speed compare to the regular 3G .. Lte can give you up to 100Mb download and 50Mb upload . with Lte+ theoretically it can  reach up to 1G . also the most important point which is good for gamers is the delay . Lte Delay is less than 50ms . Locally it can reach 20ms !! WOW

Advanced_Router_Device_Site

Zain offers the Lte via different device models ,currently there is ;

  • the USB : good for single Laptop and quit fast than the router 
  • the Router : Good for Sharing and it has a hub 4 ports
  • the MIFI : which is soon i guess by next week

the choice is yours , you can even check NEC routers model NEC has a router/MIFI with external adapter for better LTE coverage .

personally i tried the router , it is good but one note about it , it WIFI antenna is not dual streaming so WIFI speed is not that much fast . you will notice that when you connect your pc direct via the cable and try speed test via cable and wifi . you will notice the difference .

a good trick is . if you still having your ex DSL or Gw Router . connect it to Zain router , disable zain router WIFI and use your ex device WIFI .

Zain router support external LTE antenna . if you can get it Lte signal will be more good 🙂 .

Torrent Download is great

even youtube streaming

for itune movies download i didnt see much different .  i guess Zain will be working to improve that

you can check prices at zain web

 

Small Note ; if you are looking for Lte for Iphone you can reserve your iphone from Zain , but one note Lte enabling is controlled by Apple not Zain , begging of 2013 Apple will allow it .

 

Nexus wr – write memory –

in case you missed the wr command in nexus , there is a way to have the command back . YES by adding an alias

go to configuration mode ; config t

after type below

cli alias name wr copy run start

 

then issue wr

and enjoy the wr command again 🙂