durendal Posted September 21, 2022 Share Posted September 21, 2022 Hey guys, anyone here setup a smart home? I know there are a dozen forums out there that primarily discuss this, but I'd rather not create an account, and prefer to ask you guys here. Besides, I'm a lot more comfortable here and this might continue to be a long discussion. I know I'm a bit late in the game, so there's a lot of catching up for me. So if you are into the smart home bit, what does your setup look like? I'm having a pickle deciding on which direction to take. Currently, I have 2 ISP (internet connection is unreliable here, so I need a backup ISP). ISP 1 is my primary and use it extensively and everything that is not a smart home device is connected here. I'm using an X50 deco mesh in band steering (one on the ground floor and another on the second floor). ISP 2 is my backup ISP and all of my smart device is connected here via access point (ISP provided modem wifi sucks so I had to use an AP). 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz are separated SSID for ease of connection with my smart devices. Mostly the 2.4Ghz is used, and the 5Ghz is left untouched unless ISP 1 fails (which is somewhat rare). My pickle is if I need to retain this setup, or buy a load balancer to connect both ISPs. Ideally I would go with a load balancer, but I'm having second thoughts. for one, I'm not sure how the connection will affect the devices connected when the load balancer switches ISP, particularly for my NAS. I've read that when the load balancer switches to another connection, websites you're currently connected to will time out. I'm also concerned that this setup will congest my bandwidth since a lot of devices will get connected to a single SSID. Basically my concerns is on the failover as I want the switch from one ISP to another to be seamless. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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