Wan aggregation on Asus AX86s running Merlin 386.5_2

debt

New Around Here
First I would like to say I have a somewhat simple setup with about 20 devices on an Asus AX86S AiMesh as router with AC86U as node. The node is wired backhaul. I live where internet options are not the greatest. I currently have T-Mobile wireless ISP and another wireless ISP provider. Wireless ISP's are not the most reliable. I currently have dual WAN set up with the T-Mobile as primary connection and the other ISP as failover. I have to say that the failover has been pretty decent. Takes about 10-15 seconds to switch to the backup and only about 5 to switch back to the primary. For our purposes that works great. Our speeds are not the best; T-mobile about 80mb down, 5 up; the other provider 15-25 mb down, 4 up. I wanted to try the WAN aggregation to get better speeds. Am I understanding WAN aggregation correctly - setting this up as aggregation rather than failover would give us better speeds? Thanks. It seems pretty easy to setup - connect 1 modem to WAN and the other to Lan 4 and enable WAN aggregation and disable current dual wan failover setup. Am I missing anything? Thanks.
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
Am I understanding WAN aggregation correctly
No. WAN aggregation requires two Ethernet connections to another (single) device that also support link aggregation. See the FAQ: https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1039053

- setting this up as aggregation rather than failover would give us better speeds? Thanks. It seems pretty easy to setup - connect 1 modem to WAN and the other to Lan 4 and enable WAN aggregation and disable current dual wan failover setup. Am I missing anything? Thanks.
To combine two different internet connections from two different ISP's you would have to use Dual-WAN in Load Balance mode. https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1011719
 

debt

New Around Here
Thank you for the fast reply. Might try load balancing. Read it did not work too well.
 

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