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question about two internet connections
2021-07-03 04:55:10 - last edited 2021-07-15 16:40:10
Model: TL-SF1005D  
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Hello everyone :)

 

I recently bought a tp-link Tl-sf1005d, and it's working fine, but my internet connection isn't always stable, so I have a backup connection. I wanted to ask whether it's possible to connect the two to the switch simultaneously (i.e., using two Ethernet ports, one connected to each of the two routers), so that I can take advantage of both connections, or al least so that in case one of them fails, the other keeps working so that I don't get disconnected when at work.

 

(if that's not possible, I can still connect the backup connection when the other fails, but in the meantime I get disconnected)

 

 

Thanks in advance for the info.

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2021-07-15 13:47:49 - last edited 2021-07-15 16:40:10

@miguel.131 

 

It would not be possible to have both connections "live" at the same time via a switch.   If this was to work at all, the clients would connect randomly to one or the other in no consistent pattern.

 

To run 2x WAN connections in a load balance or failover setup you need a router to control this.    Something like the TL-R605 would suffice, it can handle up to 4 internet connections in an load balancing or failover mode, also reasonable priced.

 

 

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2021-07-15 13:47:49 - last edited 2021-07-15 16:40:10

@miguel.131 

 

It would not be possible to have both connections "live" at the same time via a switch.   If this was to work at all, the clients would connect randomly to one or the other in no consistent pattern.

 

To run 2x WAN connections in a load balance or failover setup you need a router to control this.    Something like the TL-R605 would suffice, it can handle up to 4 internet connections in an load balancing or failover mode, also reasonable priced.

 

 

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2021-07-15 16:38:08

@Philbert 

 

I see. Thank you for the information.

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