Sharedband Bonded Internet Technical Overview
Sharedband uses a variety of routers from consumer to commercial grade; one per line. The firmware comes pre-installed on your Sharedband supplied router. Once installed and configured, the routers collaborate over your Local Area Network (LAN) to manage the flow of data across your multiple Broadband connections.
Software hosted on the Sharedband servers combine the streams of data traversing the multiple Broadband connections and connect directly to the Internet with minimal added latency.
The software supports the vast majority of applications and networking protocols. With Nucleus, 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. DSL, Fiber, Cable or even T1 connections) – this significantly improves resilience when compared to a single provider solution.
|Your Network – Connect your computers, VoIP devices or other IP based hardware to any of the routers in your Local Area Network|
|Routers with Sharedband software – Connect up to four broadband connections. Each connection requires a dedicated router. Mix and match connections, choosing between different media (cable, DSL, fibre, etc), from Nucleus.|
|Your ISP – Cable, DSL, fibre, leased line or other broadband connection exchange.|
|Your Sharedband Service Provider – Aggregation servers in your region, combined with Sharedband Network Operations Center Software work with the firmware on your routers to bond connections and enhance connectivity.|