Have you ever considered adding a load balancing router to your home network?
There are a few reasons why these devices are useful:
- Load balancer can function as the “orchestra conductors” on your home network, directing incoming bandwidth to various devices on your local area network (LAN).
- You can use a load balancer to group your LAN devices into groups and enforce bandwidth controls by device or by group.
- You can configure firewalls and VPNs through which all traffic exiting the network will run.
Another extremely common use for load balancing is setting them up in multi-WAN configurations. This means using multiple connectivity sources on your home network and having the load balancing router automatically manage connectivity between them.
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Daniel Rosehill is a technology writer and marketing communications (MarCom) professional based in Jerusalem. Originally from Cork, in Ireland, Daniel’s diverse set of interests include Linux and open source technology; backups and disaster recovery (and naturally, digital prepping); and language-learning and travelling.