NSG100 dual Wan load balance controls

Unfortunately we've discovered there is no way to control how or when an NSG100 sends traffic out WAN2.
In our customers case, WAN1 is a 100/20MB broadband and WAN2 is a 1.5mb T1 backup.    Setting the load balance to LEAST BUSY,  99% of the time a simple tracert to a public IP such as a google DNS server,  the traffic goes out WAN2.     and the client desktop web surfing experience is mostly going out WAN2 on the T1.

Load Balancing needs MAJOR overhaul in the Nebula.    Needs threshhold and time settings like competitor products.  If WAN1 is 80% loaded for 1 minute then use WAN 2 until WAN1 goes below 70%    WAN2 is a BACKUP, and not to be used unless conditions on  WAN1 warrant added load..

We'll be yanking this after advising the client to replace an older USG60W..      Likely have to yank the NAP102 and NAP203 access points too...     Maybe a future firmware will address this MAJOR drawback to Nebula.


  • Nebula_ChrisNebula_Chris Zyxel Official Agent Posts: 149  mod
    Hello @andrewgroup
    Welcome to the community!
    Thanks for your suggestion, for your case I'll recommend the WAN fail over, you can specify the WAN1 for your primary/active connection if it is done it will failover to the WAN2.
    This feature will implement on December, so stay tuned :)
  • Nebula_BayardoNebula_Bayardo Moderator, Zyxel Official Agent Posts: 171  mod
    Hi @andrewgroup
    The WAN failover mentioned by Chris is already available on NCC Gateway > Configure > Traffic shaping.  

    Give it and try and let us know your comments :)
Sign In to comment.