I am planning to setup a home network with multiple GBPS connections. Currently have 2x GBPS connections which have their own independent router and network. What I am planning to do is buying a ‘Mikrotik hEX’ which can provide Load Balancing/Failover for the two connections.
The current setup looks as follows:
Also to eliminate the PON devices, will use a single switch with SFP ports. Switch VLANs will bridge ISP connection to the Routers WAN interfaces. The WAN connections will be load balanced and exposed as a single connection on to the LAN interface, which will be connected to another VLAN on the switch. As shown in the diagram below.
Note: The diagram shows 4 WANs which I am planning for future upgrade once the need arises. For that I will be buying a more capable router with enough horse power. For now I will be sticking with 2 connections.
I have two questions:
- Is the plan going to work in the first place? I have only done setup for basic home networks before this. I have come up with this design after a lot of reading but that is it. I have zero practical experience with more complex networks.
- Will Mikrotik hEX and Mikrotik CRS112-8G-4S-IN suffice for this? I know I will be limited by line speed of 1Gbps, which should be fine. I am mainly looking Auto Failover/Load Balancing to reduce network downtime with close to 1 Gbps links on LANs.
Any other inputs to improve upon this are welcome.