Multiple ISP's and failover
Posted on 2006-11-15
One of our clients is an insruance agency. Since Friday, their DSL has been down and AT&T can't fix it. The owner is asking me, and I am suggesting, bringing in RR and keeping both and running them into a dual WAN port router that will provide failover in the event that one ISP is down. My questions are this:
I've googled some routers that will combine the bandwidth of BOTH ISP's broadband so that the users can access all bandwidth provided by both internet connections. Is this for real? I'm looking at a 3COM model.
Since our mail is hosted off-site and the users access it via POP3, we're not worried about SMTP or anything. The only thing they need is internet access and failover. I was thinking though that if the router combined the bandwidth of both lines in, even better.
PS: Recommendations on dual WAN routers that combine bandwidth? We're looking at 3COM.