At Foliovision, we still plan to build a dual load balancing open source router on one of our old computers someday soon. In the meantime, our trusty old D-Link DI-804HV router was misbehaving a couple of weeks ago with all kinds of routing errors and slowing down our work. Another consequence was lousy Skype communication. Happily enough after a full reset, I was able to get it back to normal.
Our router has to look after about eight to fifteen computers at a time so it’s no longer the load of just a few computers. Our primary connection is 3 MB/sec download from Chello.
But we aren’t doing much VPN work so our needs aren’t extreme. It would be nice if Skype didn’t drop off on us in the middle of work. Our main concern is redundancy. With 8 to 15 people working at any given time, even 15 minutes downtime is too much now. Four hours downtime would be nearly 40 hours work as most of our work requires Internet access at this point!