Load Balancing Software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by vebatro, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. vebatro macrumors newbie

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    I bought an iMac today and so far I'm loving it. On my Windows PC I have a bit of software called Connectify Dispatch which is basically some third party load balancing software.

    Is there anything similar available for OS X? I've seen a workaround for using Dispatch on OS X but it involves a bit of extra hardware and a virtual machine, frankly I'd rather just use different software if it was available.
     
  2. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    How many gateways do you use?
    Usually the OS will automatically direct to the fastest network service and I don't really know people that use more than one gateway (DSL modem, LTE modem, open wifi internet ...) at the same time.
     
  3. vebatro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply. I use two, one DSL and one LTE. I can get by with just my DSL, it was handy being able to split my connections because of the work I do but it's not the end of the world.
     
  4. dyn macrumors 68030

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    You mean network/internet connection loadbalancing which is usually done on a separate box that also doubles as router/firewall. PfSense is a piece of software which is able to do that but it will have to run in a vm or on dedicated hardware. This system uses software for the loadbalancing which is common UNIX/Linux software and probably also installable via MacPorts or you can compile it yourself. This requires quite some knowledge though. I have no idea if there is OS X software that does all this and is easy to use and I don't think you'll find it easily since it is usually part of the router/firewall.
     

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