D-Link Load-Balancing Router: 2-in-1 DSL Router

Found this at the PC Express website:

“The DI-LB604 is the newest addition to our range of routers that includes the industry’s latest technology. It provides all the functionality needed to establish a reliable high-speed Internet link while at the same time protects past investments,” said Mr George Wong, Marketing Director of D-Link International Pte Ltd.

The Load-Balancing Router with features 2 WAN ports for load-balancing and a fast-acting fail-over mechanism for dropped Internet connections. 4 Ethernet ports provide wired connections to up to 4 computers. Thus, users can set up a high-performance network that offers the fastest and most reliable speeds, without sacrificing their past investments.

Advanced Network ProtectionWith SPI and NAT firewall with DOS attack protection, the DI-LB604 provides secure and reliable network connections. System logging, ACL and VPN pass-through protects the network against outside threats.

Easy Management and SetupThe DI-LB604 can be easily configured using its web-based management interface.

The DI-LB604 Link Load-Balancing Router will be available soon at all PC Express branches.

If from what I understand here is right, this means you can hook up two DSL accounts and combine them into one router and get an effective connection rate equivalent to the sum of both broadband connection.

So, I have an existing PLDT myDSL at 1.2Mbps and another Smart Bro account at 386Kbps. If I use the DLink DI-LB604 router, I could have 1.586Mbps connection speed on my network. If one is down, the other is still hooked up. Cool! I want one!

41 Comments on this Post

  1. cybercon

    Load Balancing is simply a network traffic manageability. Allowing you to use two ISP/WAN into single LAN/internal network to balance your network port traffic and at the same time acts as a fail-over.

    Hindi magiging additive speed nyo if for example meron kang 1Mbps/pldt & 1Mbps/globebroadband.

    You will set a rule to manage the network traffic from your ports assignments to which ever ISP it will go. you have to config your router properly.

    Halimbawa, yung port 80(HTTP) at port 110/25(Pop3/SMTP) ay padadaanin nyo sa PLDT. Tapos yung port 21(FTP) naman ay padadaanin nyo sa GLOBE. In this order, makakaluwag sa traffic yung browsing/emailing at downloading(FTP) dahil magkaiba sila ng dinadaanan. kapag nag download ka via FTP, hindi affected si HTTP/POP3/SMTP dahil magkaiba ng ISP ang dadaanna nila.

    At kapag nag-offline ang isa sa kanila, mag fail-over ito sa kabilang ISP, dyan medyo babagal kase shared sila sa lahat ng net-traffic sa iisang ISP.

    I use the same scenario on pfSense, and it benefits me a lot on this setup for our office.

  2. Jerome Banal

    Re: load balancing router..

    Mga bro/sis,

    Hanap ako ng advice..mayron akong existing 3.5 mbps na pldt connection sa internet business ko..im planning na magdag2xg ako additional lines galing parin sa pldt at 3.5 mbps..pwede ba na isang pc serves as 1 server pc for 30 to 35 units pc by using load balancing router?..hindi ba hihina ang speed dahil sa isang pc lang na server?..magkano kaya yang load balancer?..my binibenta ba kau sa davao?..thanks..jerome of Kidapawan City

    • sir jerome gud afternoon may offer poh ako sayo internet connection..mabilis poh to.. pwede poh ako mag semo sayp if gusto mo.. just contact me @ 09481212004.. tga kabacan poh ako..

  3. It does load balance with the new firmware. Set the port Options of WAN and set Connection health check so that it can detect when the connection is broken. E.G, ping the main gateway of each ISP.

  4. @Cybercon

    Ilang workstation ang nasa office nyo? Kasi i will also be using load balancing dito sa office.

  5. If you don’t like D-Link load balancer here comes the Cisco linksys RV042 router with Dual LAN / Load Balancer, 4 port VPN and SPI firewall.


    thanks yuga.

  6. exploited_2008

    Yup I agree with cybercon. Meron kami sa office F5 link controller 3 ISP ang naka load balance. For example lahat ng VoIP traffic para sa isang ISP (Eastern), tapos lahat ng site na may video’s like youtube sa another ISP (PLDT), then the rest of other websites sa 3rd ISP (Globe). For example nag down yung Eastern, manually ililipat yung traffic papuntang Globe or PLDT.

  7. @trebor

    i have more than 50 PC’s under my pfsense dual-WAN router/server. my server is just a low-profile old CPU;
    -Pentium 4 2.4ghz
    -512mb RAM
    -512MB M2/memorycard via USB (serves as my hardrive with pfsense installed)
    -3 ethernet LAN card (2×10/100Mbps, 1xGigabit LAN card)

    -Globe 3Mbps Taipan package 8k/month (using it for 5yrs now)
    -PLDT DSL business plan 3Mbps (using it more than 5yrs now)

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  9. chris

    san po ba nakakabili ng load balancer kasi dito sa batangas wala pa ko mabilihan and sino ba pwede mag install nun kasi kelangan ko din sa shop. thanks

  10. chris

    san po ba nakakabili ng load balancer kasi dito sa batangas wala pa ko mabilihan and sino ba pwede mag install nun kasi kelangan ko din sa shop. thanks poh

  11. chris

    where i can buy the load balancer and who can install that coz i need that in my shop? thanks

  12. HELP naman po. Pede po ba magamit sabay ang 2 ISP ko sa dual wan ang isa PLDT dsl static at yung isa sky broadband dynamic. Pano po ba ito iconfigure? static yung isa dynamic? patulong naman po.

  13. Im using Lusca for windows,so far oks namn hiwalay ang browsing for WAN1 (Firefox-independent yun paglagay ng proxy) tapos yun sa gaming direct to WAN2.


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