Are there any consumer routers that handle dual connections with automatic failover?

jiminator

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My cable has gone to shit lately. Outages, most only a few minutes, but creates a big problem on the days I work from home. Not my hardware since I have multiple cable modems that I switch. They either both work or both don't work. So It would be worth it to me to get a DSL/fiber line. Just wondering if there are any routers that can automate the connection. Not necessarily do bonding, just switch if primary is down. Consumer stuff, not programmable routing tables and such.... :)
 
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I also have an EdgeRouter Lite ERLite-3.
It's a great little box but does have a bit of a learning curve.

Not too difficult, just different the way they do things.
You can't be afraid of the CLI for some config items.

The Cisco/Linksys Small Biz stuff had some boxes with dual WAN.
I've installed a lot of their RV082 boxes, which are now EOL I believe.
I know that one had dual WAN. It's an ok box, but it had some issues.
Reliable and easy to config though.

I think I'd go for the EdgeRouter, they are very nice and have plenty
of documentation and help online.

ETA: The price on the EdgeRouter is very low for what you get too.
It's a lot of features and performance for that price.


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Bandalo

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You can build a cheap box with pfSense that will handle that and a heck of a lot more for pretty cheap.
 

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OpenWRT and its Luci interface can do all this very easily. Has been able to do since 2012 at least, could be even earlier.
 
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