Dual Hub ISP redundancy?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Big Game Hunter, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. Recently I remember seeing on this board a device called a twin hub router or something that would accept two separate ISP providers and switch from one to the other if the connection on one went down. Can anyone point me to a link for one of these devices? I need to shield my trading from the possibility of losing my connection for any period of time. Is this possible and is anybody using a device like this? Does it automatically utilize the other ISP? How long does it take to switch? Any help and advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Schaefer


  3. Bob111


    use search for dual WAN
  4. It is impossible to shield yourself from the possibility of losing your connection for any period of time. Even if the device automatically switches from one ISP to the other when it detects a failure, all connections going over the failed connection have to be re-established.






    I recently purchased a Netgear FVS124G dual wan router which has really nice spec's on paper (http://www.netgear.com/products/details/FVS124G.php) but from what I've read on their support forum (http://forum1.netgear.com/support/viewtopic.php?t=9566&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0) the firmware has bugs that Netgear hasnt completely ironed out so its pretty much sitting unused until I feel I can trust it.
  5. Hmm thanks for the info...The review for the Hawking H2BR4 Dual Wan Firewall Router:


    seems to look just about right for solving this problem. I suggest you have a quick 2 minute read if you have a similar issue with an unstable cable connection. 47 dollars and it will handle the fail swapover. The only question remaining is if it will do this automatically which Im 99 percent certain it will.
  6. duard


    RV042 Linksys (Cisco) Dual WAN VPN Router

    :) :) :)
  7. I have this unit. While it may be automatic, it is certainly not instantaneous. And yes, you can lose your connection to your data provider or trading platform during the switchover.
  8. Better than that is having a laptop, with a broadband wireless connection runnig 100% of the time next to your desktop, if anything happens (with the computer, the house, the connection....) you can get the laptop and close postions or trade from there.
    I am looking in doing that now using a Verizon broadband card, the laptop and software I already have.
  9. Guys -- avoid Hawking like the plague -- I've had very bad experiences with their stuff. Go read the reviews on newegg.com.

    Another issue -- dual wan routers are still a single point of failure. If the router dies, your connectivity dies. End of story. I've had three routers die over the past few years.....

    I have dual network cards in my PC, each connected to a router which is connected to either my DSL or my cable modem. XP itself is capable of routing all new connection attempts to the working connection -- but as posted previously existing connections will be lost. I use IB and TWS has been fixed, it now reconnects very quickly.

  10. If my router was to die, I would then simply connect one of my cable modems directly into a NIC in my computer. Restart the modem, and away we go. Works until I get another router.
    #10     Jan 6, 2006