Truffle Lite FAQ

1. Let's say I have 4 DSL lines with 6Mbps downlink speed each, after I install Internet load balancer, Truffle Lite, how fast will I be able to download files?

Truffle Lite will aggregate all the 4 DSL lines that are connected to the WAN ports and file downloads will be around 4 x 6 = 24 Mbps. Truffle Lite can provide aggregate throughputs of up to 95Mbps.

2. How many LAN interfaces does the Truffle Lite support?

The base Truffle Lite model has 2 Ethernet based and 2 usb based (for wireless data cards) WAN ports. Optionally, you can add 1 or 2 more Ethernet based WAN ports to the Truffle Lite to have up to 4 Ethernet based WAN and 2 usb based WAN ports. Truffle Lite has a built-in 2 port switch that will connect to your local network.

3. What types of addresses does Truffle Lite support?

Truffle Lite supports DHCP, PPPoE and static IPv4 addresses assigned from your ISP. Truffle Lite can be configured appropriately through the web-based management interface. In the case of a static address, the LAN port of the Truffle Lite can be connected to a switch, and devices connected to the switch can be publicly addressed from the Internet through their statically assigned IP addresses. By default, however, the Truffle Lite uses DHCP to obtain a dynamic IP address on each Internet access line.

4. Does the Truffle Lite support port forwarding?

Yes; port forwarding on Truffle Lite is configurable through the web-based management interface.

5. Is the Truffle Lite designed to be compatible with my existing LAN equipment such as routers, switches and firewalls?

Yes. Any LAN interface on the Truffle Lite simply replaces the Ethernet port on a DSL modem or cable modem in an existing LAN configuration with only one Internet access line.

6. Do I need to order anything special from my ISP to use the Truffle Lite Internet load balancer?

No. The Truffle Lite is a stand-alone product that does not require any special software, hardware, or configuration from the ISP. All that is required is the acquisition of a standard broadband Internet access service, such as provided by DSL or a cable-modem.

7. Does the Truffle Lite offer DHCP service on the LAN interface?

Yes. The DHCP server is enabled by default, but may be disabled, or configured to use a certain range which will not conflict with statically configured devices on your LAN.

8. Will I need to reconfigure my existing network to install the Truffle Lite?

No. The Truffle Lite supports a "pass-through" installation, for which no changes are required to the existing office data network. No changes to firewall settings or IP address re-assignment is required with the pass-through mode. The pass-through mode was designed to accommodate existing local office networks which formerly had a single WAN connection to the Internet. In the pass-through mode, the Truffle Lite is installed in-line between the legacy WAN modem and the legacy firewall/gateway router. The Truffle Lite is configured in this case by entering the IP address of the legacy WAN modem and the IP address of the legacy firewall/gateway router through the web-based BBNA Management Interface. Additional WAN modems can be plugged in to the Truffle Lite for enhanced performance and reliability on an as-needed basis, and will automatically be available to the legacy data network in the office.

9. Besides the Broadband Bonding®, does Truffle Lite also provide inbound DNS load-balancing?

Yes.

10. Do I need the "Broadband Bonding Service" subscription with my Truffle Lite device?

No. All Truffle devices will provide http downlink bonding and intelligent load-balancing for uplink and non-http traffic without requiring the monthly Broadband Bonding Service. Broadband Bonding Service will however provide additional bonding capability enabling bonding for all protocols in uplink and downlink.

11. How many users does Truffle Lite support?

Truffle Lite is recommended for home offices and small office with up to 25 users. For larger office applications, Truffle is recommended.

12. Does Truffle Lite have Internet failover?

Yes, Truffle Lite has various levels of Internet failover. As an example if during a file download, if any one of the links fail, this outage will be shielded from the application since Truffle Lite will failover internet connection automatically. You can also utilize 3G / 4G wireless cards as an Internet failover.

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