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Load Balance Wireless Bridge

Hi,

I have two Cisco wireless network bridges that I need to connect together.

The first is a 2.4GHz Wireless N Bridge which supports up to 144Mbps and the second is a Cisco 5GHz wireless N bridge which supports up to 300Mbps.

I want to run both bridges between my two buildings. I have two Cisco 2911 routers sitting on either end with each bridge plugged into the router.

What I want to do is load balance between the two bridges and I am wondering what the best method of doing this is?

Thanks
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dylan_leggatt

8/22/2022 - Mon
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I would configure eigrp on both routers, configure the bandwidth of the 2 interfaces going to each bridge to match the available bandwidth and then set the variance in eigrp to 3.

That should then load balance over the unequal links
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What about using CEF as well? If so should it be per packet or per destination?
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CEF as far as I know doesn't do unequal loadbalancing and your 2 links are not the same.

Per destination load balancing is safer than per packet. You don't get as good a balance of load between the links but traffic like voice traffic can give you issues over per packet load balancing if the packets start arriving out of order over the 2 links
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What sort of throughput will EIGRP give me?
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