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The D-Link® DIR-605 Fuzion™ Broadband Aggregation Router and Service provide small and medium businesses with Cloud-managed Broadband aggregation bringing increased and scalable Internet capacity as well as failover protection at a lower cost of ownership than T1 service
Multiple low-cost Broadband lines are effectively pooled to function as a single, faster, and more reliable Internet connection. Multiple Broadband service types (DSL, Cable, etc) can be mixed to enhance reliability of Internet connectivity. This provides businesses with flexible options to accommodate Internet services that are available at the business location. This flexibility makes it ideal for most any installations, including main or remote branches and even SOHO work-at-home offices.
As businesses outgrow their Internet bandwidth a common upgrade consideration is T1 service. But the jump in total costs to install and operate T1 is beyond the budgets of many small and medium businesses. The Fuzion Broadband Aggregation Router and service provides an affordable alternative that is easy to manage through a centrally accessible portal.
The Fuzion Broadband Aggregation Router and Service are simple to set up using a web browser and Internet connection to connect to a secure Internet portal. An online setup wizard leads the administrator through the process.
The Fuzion Broadband aggregation portal gives users the power to administer their Fuzion routers from anywhere. Access is as simple as opening a web browser and logging into your online account at fuzion.dlink.com. Make security changes, add and remove individual network users, view graphical reports and much more – all from your office or while on the road. You can receive alerts via email or HTTP.
All traffic exchanged with the Fuzion portal is securely encrypted. Wireless LAN access is secured by WPA/ WPA2.
Reduce Cost of Ownership
The Fuzion Broadband Aggregation Router provides everything an administrator needs to remotely manage your Broadband aggregation service at local or remote locations, reducing the hassle of maintaining costly on-site IT support.
End User Benefits
Reliable, flexible, fast, low-cost connectivity
Businesses currently relying on a single Internet connection risk losing all connectivity if they experience a network outage. By aggregating low-cost Broadband connections using different connection types and from different providers, Fuzion can quickly and easily provide faster bi-directional connectivity and increased up-time.
The level of reliability can be further increased by adding different connection types from different network providers since it is unlikely that all connections will fail at the same time. Fuzion intelligently monitors status of each line and quickly adjusts routing to the available lines if a service provider’s line should become unavailable. The only impact to Fuzion customers in the case of a line outage is slower speed until the line is actively restored.
This faster, more resilient connection enables customers to deploy new applications with confidence such as VoIP, off-site data backup, video conferencing and hosted applications.
How It Works
The customer’s ISP will supply appropriate modems for each line. Fuzion routers are installed (one per line/modem) and collaborate to pool their capacity. All traffic is relayed to a Fuzion aggregation server which recombines the traffic and sends to the Internet.
Fuzion routers at the customer’s office are interconnected via Ethernet and divide traffic among the available lines. Devices on a customer’s LAN use a Fuzion Virtual Router Address (VRA) as the default gateway and DNS. An available Fuzion router will take ownership of the VRA and should it fail, one of the other routers will quickly take over. Thus, existing sessions will remain unaffected, except for a period of a few seconds while the service is recalibrated. Fuzion also includes a distributed DHCP server, which will automatically configure compatible host machines for network access. The DHCP server runs on the VRA router and replicates any changes to the other routers, which may be utilized to take over in the case of a VRA router failure.
Fuzion works with almost any ISP. Performance depends upon the connectivity between the Fuzion servers and other ISPs. Connectivity between the ISPS’s involved is important as it will determine end-user performance. However, in general it is expected that any existing broadband lines can be aggregated with satisfactory results and when dealing with widely disparate speeds and latencies, Fuzion has a real-time packet resequencing capability that puts downstream packets that arrive out of order back into the original sequence.