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gujila
post Jun 23 2009, 12:51 AM

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QUOTE(ohjani @ Mar 16 2009, 03:30 PM)
I have a small confusion here, since most of you saying PPPoE and PPPoA are actually the same (in most way) and the only different is the DSLAM structure, so my question here is, I'm planning to purchase a Link Balancer to input 2 ISPs to my company.  By right, the Link Balancer doesn't deal with the ISP line directly, it only channels the traffic from 2 ISP modems (1 is PPPoE, the other is PPPoA) into 1 line and thus pass it to the company firewall.  I already have the 2 respective modems setup properly, and both is able to link to my network if use one by one.  Now, when I check the Link Balancer feature sheet again, it says itsWAN can support PPPoE, Static IT, DHCP & GRE.  Before I take out my $$ to purchase this device, I want to make sure it can really run for my PPPoA line.  I emailed to the Link Balancer company to show my concern, but they gave a very unsure answer, they said if the datasheet says cannot support, then cannot support lor.  Where else another dealer said should be no problem because I only link it to the modem, not the real ISP line, as long as my modem can recognise, then the Link Balancer shoudn't have any problem.

So, my problem here is, who should I believe?  I don't want to waste a few thousand ringgit on a new device and ends up cannot use ....

Would appreciate advise from anyone !  Thanks.
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hello
ur q's is can it (link balancer) run on PPOA package rite?
Link balancer -can run into two connection type or ISP (PPoE and PPoA package), using different modem and setting , which 1 is fixed IP and 1 dynamic IP provide by ISP, its design to manage multiple internet and private WAN links.- or other network such as P2P, VPN's, VOIP (application).

"Link Balancer feature sheet again, it says itsWAN can support PPPoE, Static IT, DHCP & GRE. " network type shouldnt be a problem.
u just need to know how to configure all those setting...
and u already setup ur modem rite, *** both is able to link to my network if use one by one" - meaning ur modem able to get connected to ur network and internet rite? - no problem then.


simple diagram.
internet--->Modem(PPoA)________.Link Balancer -------> (DMZ)--internal network
--->Modem(PPoE) '
FYI
ISP just support bandwidth till ur modem, so if u ask TMNut about ur network they will not entertain u. sigh~ whistling.gif


Correct me if im wrong...
Hope this will help u
Thanks..

 

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