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Load Balance Wireless Bridge


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?

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8/22/2022 - Mon

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

What about using CEF as well? If so should it be per packet or per destination?

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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