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I take two separate cable modem internet connections and combine them into a single load balanced distributed connection for my house. This inexpensive solution from TP-TP-LINK (TL-R470T+) works fantastic and can combine up to 4 separate connections into one network. It also doubles as a DHCP server to lease IP addresses to your network just like a regular broadband/internet router would. It has tons of options for protecting your against DDoS attacks and also to utilize the connections any way you want. It can combine the bandwidth from them to give you one fat pipe or it can route different types of traffic through different WAN interfaces so you can dedicate one modem to intense operations and leave the other one free for web surfing, etc.
This is also a great idea if you want to go to a friends house that has the same internet provider as you for a LAN party, you can take your cable modem to his house and plug it in with a splitter and connect this device up and double your bandwidth for some hardcore gaming!
In this video I unbox the device and show you around the configuration and do some before and after speed tests to show the results using speedtest.net. This device has a very intuitive interface and was complete cake to figure out and didn't give me any problems. It's been reliable and didn't add any significant overhead to my PING responses.
THREE CHANGEABLE WAN/LAN PORTS
The TL-R470T+ 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 in one device. The router also has an integrated smart load balancing function which automatically selects the most efficient line according to load and bandwidth requirements, providing you with consistent network uptime and reliable Ethernet connectivity.
ABUNDANT SECURITY FEATURES
For defense against external threats, the TL-R470T+ can automatically detect and block Denial of service (DoS) attacks such as TCP/UDP/ICMP Flooding, Ping of Death and other related threats. Plus, this router provides IP/MAC/URL/WEB ¬filtering functions, which forcefully prevent attacks from intruders and viruses. For applications such as FTP, H.323, SIP, IPsec and PPTP which are not well compatible with NAT, the TL-R470T+ offers administrators one-click enabling of ALG choices corresponding to the above five applications.
EFFICIENT ACCESS MANAGEMENT
By setting a PPPoE Server to allocate PPPoE accounts to private network users, the TL-R470T+ only allows users with legal accounts that have passed authentication to access the Internet. Cooperating with IP-based Bandwidth Control, the TL-R470T+ is capable of confining bandwidth usage of certain PPPoE accounts. Moreover, the E-Bulletin function is able to release a bulletin in the form of a webpage to certain user groups periodically, notifying the users about the expiration date of the PPPoE account. With the above features, the TL-R470T+ will prioritize different users in surfer jurisdictions for more efficient management.
SAFETY MINDED ENTERPRISE INVESTMENTS
Safety Minded Enterprise Investments
Professional lightning protection technology employed in the TL-R470T prevents electrical surges from penetrating the interior of the device and discharge them harmlessly into the Earth. The TL-R470T+ is designed to prevent lightning damage of up to 4KV in the well-grounded connection conditions. This feature ensures that networking infrastructure investments remain as safe as possible from one of Mother Nature's violent elements.
Note: Above information apply to TL-R470T+ version 2.0 ONLY.
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