The peplink is a browser-based menu driven device with a lot of options for auto switching back and forth between various connections. The device is also designed to load balance over multiple connections. The connections on UNOLS vessels have differing delay times which is sometimes problematic.
Peplink includes quite a few different algorithms for handling traffic across multiple connections at the same time, otherwise known as load balancing. A good description of the various methods can be found here: Peplink Load Balancing Algorithms. These can be used in combination to create a dynamic set of behavior.
A general approach for a UNOLS Vessel:
- pass traffic to shore connection or cell (LTE) connection if available
- If at sea using satellite communications:
- Connect to HSN or FX based on specific rules (based on source and/or destination address)