WAN Aggregation

KZero Staff
Oct 19, 2023

Link aggregation, also known as multilink aggregation or WAN aggregation, combines two or more network connections into a single logical connection. By combining two or more connections, bandwidth increases and improves redundancy for internet connections.

How Does WAN Aggregation Work?

A router or other networking device that supports WAN aggregation is needed. At least two or more WAN connections from ISPs are required. As the router is configured, simultaneous WAN connections can be used. Below are examples of how WAN aggregation is deployed in real-world case use.

  • Combine connections – A hotel with numerous internet connections from different ISPs can benefit from using a WAN aggregation to combine those connections into a single high-bandwidth connection.
  • Redundancy and reliability – An online gamer with high-speed internet can benefit from using WAN aggregation to access the internet if one of their connections goes down.

Advantages of Using WAN Aggregation

As noted in our real-world use cases, WAN aggregation can benefit companies and individuals. Below are examples of the advantages of using WAN aggregation.

  • Load balancing – With WAN aggregation, traffic can be distributed evenly across connections, which helps increase performance and reliability.
  • Redundancy – WAN aggregation can provide multiple paths to the internet, which maintains an internet connection in case the other connection goes down.
  • Bandwidth – WAN aggregation can increase the bandwidth of internet connections by combining multiple connections into one.

WAN aggregation is a powerful tool that benefits companies and individuals by increasing bandwidth and redundancy and improving performance for internet connections.

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