Link Aggregation: Boost the Connection Between a Router and a NAS

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Link Aggregation: Boost the Connection Between a Router and a NAS


When you add a NAS (Network Attached Storage) device to your home network, you might expect to access and share the content immediately. However, access to the content is sometimes limited. You may have to wait several minutes to retrieve the desired content, especially when other family members are accessing the NAS at the same time.

 

This is because the rate of transmission between NAS and the router is determined by your home network speed. Normally, the maximum household bandwidth is 1 Gbps. Link Aggregation on both your router and NAS can greatly improve the bandwidth between the two devices.

Link Aggregation combines two physical links together to make a logical high-bandwidth data path, which provides a stronger and faster network connection.

How can Link Aggregation help?

Link Aggregation does not magically turn your physical ports or cables into a higher specification. It simply increases the available bandwidth for every link.

 

Bandwidth would normally be distributed more or less evenly when multiple clients are struggling to use the local network at the same time. Link Aggregation can increase the total bandwidth available, so that every client would get more bandwidth when competition occurs.

 

The Advantages with Link Aggregation.

  1. You don’t have to pay extra money to buy any new device to improve bandwidth
  2. Link fail over. If one link fails, you still have another active link running.

How to configure Link Aggregation on the router?

For more information about Link Aggregation configuration, please refer to https://www.tp-link.com/us/faq-1583.html

 

 

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