TP-LINK BROAD BAND ROUTER: A load balancing router provides redundancy by transferring Internet connections between networks in the event of a failed connection. Moreover, some load balancing routers provide the ability to learn, identify, use and switch between best available network paths.
A load balancing router optimizes and improves network bandwidth speed, overall performance and Internet redundancy through several techniques, such as bandwidth aggregation, used to bond the bandwidth capacity of DSL, cable, T1 or any other Internet connection.
Overall traffic can be dynamically distributed across each connection or manually configured. Configuration is implemented in the load balancing router interface and associates a specific service with an Internet connection. For example, Web/network services requiring high bandwidth may be assigned a T1 or the highest available bandwidth connection.
TP-LINK load balance broadband router TL-R470T+
TP-LINK load balance broadband router TL-R480T+
TL-R470T+: The Load Balance Broadband Router TL-R470T+ from TP-LINK possesses excellent data processing capability and multiple powerful functions including Load Balance, Access Control, Bandwidth Control, Session Limit, PoE Server and so on, which consumedly meet the needs of small and medium enterprises, hotels and communities with volumes of users demanding an efficient and easy-to-manage network with high security.
a) Powerful Data Processing Capability
i. Built-in MIPS32 network processor and 64MB DDR high-speed RAM guarantee the stability and reliability for operation.
b) Online Behaviour Management
i. Complete Functions of Access Rules can allow managers to select the network service levels to block or allow applications of FTP downloading, Email, Web browsing and so on.
ii. Deploying One-Click restricting of applications to save time & energy.
iii. Supporting URL Filtering to prevent potential hazards from visiting the malicious Web sites.
c) Powerful Firewall
i. Supporting One-Click IP-MAC Binding to avoid ARP spoofing and guarantee a network without stagnation.
ii. Featured Attack Defence to protect the network from a variety of flood attack and packet anomaly attack.
iii. Possessing MAC Filtering function to block the access of illegal hosts.
d) Flexible Traffic Control
i. Featured Bandwidth Control with flexible bandwidth management to automatically control the bandwidth of the host in bi-direction to avoid bandwidth over occupation, as well as optimize bandwidth usage.
ii. Supporting Session Limit to avoid the complaint of a few people to force whole sessions.
e) Multi-WAN Ports
i. Providing three adjustable WAN/LAN ports for users to configure the amount of WAN ports based on need and connect multiple Internet lines for bandwidth expansion.
ii. Supporting multiple Load Balance modes, including Bandwidth Based Balance Routing, Application Optimized Routing, and Policy Routing to optimize bandwidth usage.
iii. Featured Link Backup to switch all the new sessions from dropped line automatically to another for keeping an always on-line network.
i. Providing easy-to-use GUI with clear configuration steps and detailed help information for the users to configure the Router simply.
ii. Helping administrators to monitor the whole network status and take actions to malfunctions according to the recorded log information.
iii. Supporting remote management to manage the Router from remote places.
TL480T+: The TL480T+ load balance router is a wise choice for small business. It brings you high return on investment with low overhead. Featured with three changeable WAN/LAN ports. TL480T+ supports up to 4 WAN ports, which satisfy various internet access requirement through one device. TL480T+ integrates multiple load balancing strategies, advanced QoS and strong firewall provides you with consistent network uptime and reliable internet connectivity. Moreover, it is easy to manage the TL480T+ via a web browser which makes building and managing your network more convenient.
a) Three changeable WAN/LAN ports:
The TL480T+ features three changeable ports that can be set to either LAN or WAN, allowing the router to support up to four WAN ports to satisfy various internet access requirements through one device. The router also has an integrated smart load balancing function which automatically selects the most efficient lie according to load and bandwidth requirements, providing users with consistent network uptime and reliable Ethernet connectivity.
b) Abundant security features:
For defence against external threats, TL480T+ can automatically detect and block denial of services (DoS) attack. Moreover, this router provides IP/MAC/URL/Web filtering functions, which forcefully prevent attacks from intruders and viruses. For better management of the internal network, TL480T+ allows administration to set rules to block specific websites and IM/P2P applications with just one click, and restrict staff to use specific services such as FTP, HTTP, and SMTP.
c) Efficient access management
Web portal authentication inspects and allows all connecting sessions whether from wire or wireless. When the access control works together with IP-based bandwidth control, you can configure the dedicated bandwidth for certain account.
d) Safety minded enterprise investments
This router is designed to prevent lightening damage of up to 4KV in the well-grounded connection conditions.