Sharedband firmware comes pre-installed on your Sharedband supplied router. Once installed and configured, the Sharedband Service is activated and the routers collaborate over your Local Area Network (LAN) to manage the flow of data across your multiple Broadband connections. Sharedband uses a variety of routers from consumer to commercial grade; one per line. The same software is used to combine slow right through to very fast lines, the only thing that needs to change is the hardware at your site. Our Standard Router models currently support up to 20 Mbps aggregated speed and our Power Router supports up to greater than 80 Mbps.
Software hosted on the Sharedband servers combine the streams of data traversing the multiple Broadband connections and connect directly to the Internet adding minimal latency. The packets are sent out and returned using a single Static IP so should all but one of the Sharedband aggregated lines go down, the Internet connection remains up. The only disruption customer will experience will be a reduction in speed until the other connections resume. Sharedband regularly tests the lines and dynamically optimizes the performance of the Sharedband virtual pipe thus making sure that the service delivers the maximum performance over the aggregated lines.
The software supports the vast majority of applications and networking protocols. With some Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Sharedband will actually increase application performance as well as support additional networking protocols.
Sharedband is easy to use and is based on packet data transfers to ensure compatibility. Because the aggregation occurs at the IP layer, different ISPs and infrastructures can be used for each line (i.e. Broadband/DSL, Fiber, Cable or leased lines/T1 connections) – this significantly improves resilience when compared to a single provider solution.
IP based hardware to any of the routers in your Local Area Network
– Connect up to four broadband connections. Each connection requires
a dedicated router. Mix and match connections, choosing between the ISPs servicing your area.
broadband connection exchange
combined with Sharedband Network Operations Center Software work with
the firmware on your routers to bond connections and enhance connectivity.