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the development on iperf seems to be still going on but it not being compiled for windows. You have 2 options now. get the source from https://github.com/esnet/iperf and compile it budman is compiling it for you here https://files.budman.pw/. you can directly go there and download it.


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I'll only answer this part first: is it impractical to expect a seamless connection from a load-balancer? (E.g. No dropped frames in a video call even when one of the ISPs goes off). If so, is there a better alternative? With a basic "load balancer" this is very difficult to achieve as far as I know, simply because each of the 3 ISPs requires you ...


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Based on your diagram, I'm assuming that the LOAD BALANCER is the TP-Link TL-R470 router Each ISP1 will typically assign you an IP, it can be dynamic or fixed, in any case you need to setup route(s) from those IPs to your inner network infraesctructure, unless this is done automatically by the router. Usually your inner network has what is called private IP ...


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I was thinking of connecting an ethernet cable from one of the LAN ports on ISP router to WAN port of my Archer C6. Would this work? Yes, if your TP-Link Archer C6 is configured as an access point instead of a router. I would like to know how to configure C6 in order to achieve this? Refer to the chapter in your user manual on how to "Configure the ...


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That would work but in my opinion it would be easier to use a LAN port on your Archer C6. There's no good reason to introduce the complexity of double NAT'ing.


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This will certainly be harder than if the machines are on the same subnet. PC 2 is on subnet 42 , not 10 . That is, you cannot simply browse across different subnets, at least I have not seen that. Note: You might be wise to try to install an Ethernet cable to PC 2 or put in a Wireless Router at / near PC 1 and reachable by PC 2. Then you have proper TCP/IP ...


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Go for option A Wired networking can go through a stupid amount of devices before it affects performance and latency, for instance, if I run the tracert command in cmd. the 2 local routers my packets go through both send back latency readings of less than 1 ms. Unless there are some artificial changes to the network settings to slow down traffic then there ...


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In short: Go for option A. That will be the simplest and most power efficient setup. I would go for a single 8-port gigabit switch. This makes for a simplest setup and least complex to configure. Maybe even consider future proofing to a 2.5 gbit switch if your budget allows. Using only one router or a switch + router has an impact on the speed, or latency? ...


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Okay it's an easy fix. I just changed the default gateway (which was empty) and (just in case) the dns also of the virtual network adapter used by vmware player. The problem was that the machines couldn't find each other because they weren't in the same network, in this case the host was not connected to the virtual network the guest machine was connected to....


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Option A should, in theory, be faster since what you are referring to as a "router" is in fact a router+switch (and a whole bunch of other services). Having two of such routers also usually means that you will have a double-NAT setup. This will not be beneficial towards speed/latency and it will further segregate your network. If you don't need ...


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