How we tested dual-WAN routers

Our suburban test lab includes AT&T U-verse rated at 18Mbps, and Time Warner Cable data access rated at 15Mpbs with "Turbo" mode for faster downloads. Each router was configured with a single WAN connection first then reset for a new IP address range. Once the router was up and running, a second WAN link was added. We then ran real world tests for multiple days, tracking throughput and service issues. We also used the monitoring utilities provided by the routers to track how the traffic flowed between the two WAN connections.

Our suburban test lab includes AT&T U-verse rated at 18Mbps, and Time Warner Cable data access rated at 15Mbps with "Turbo" mode for faster downloads. Each router was configured with a single WAN connection first then reset for a new IP address range. Once the router was up and running, a second WAN link was added. We then ran real world tests for multiple days, tracking throughput and service issues. We also used the monitoring utilities provided by the routers to track how the traffic flowed between the two WAN connections.

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