Do I Need a Multi-WAN Router?

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Resi recommends the peripherals in this article based on how well they have worked for other customers. Your specific organization’s recording setup and needs may not be compatible with these third-party devices. Resi cannot provide support for these products and recommends that you contact your specific device’s manufacturer or an audio/video integrator with questions you may have.

While Resi's support team is unable to provide support for third party peripherals, other users who use them may be able to help if you have questions. The Resi Facebook User Group is a great place to pose your questions and interact with other Resi users. 

When your organization relies on consistent, stable broadcasts, you want to take as many steps as necessary to ensure that your network is stable. While the stability of your network may not always be within your control, you may be able to use a dual or multi-WAN router to help provide an added layer of protection against network interruptions or outages. This can be useful if you broadcast from an area with a limited or unstable broadband network, such as rural areas and those frequently affected by poor weather conditions. 

A multi-WAN router allows you to utilize two or more internet service providers (ISPs) through a single gateway. This means that you can use more than one network in order to provide failover in case one goes down. In addition, using multiple ISPs increases your overall bandwidth so that you can utilize other web services while ensuring that the quality of your video will not need to be compromised.

Multi-WAN routers are compatible with all Resi encoders and decoders. Since they are designed to manage multiple internet connections through a single gateway, all you need to connect your Resi product is an ethernet cable to run from your router to the ethernet port on the back of your decoder or encoder. If your production environment has multiple devices that need a LAN connection, e.g. multiple encoders and a desktop computer, you will also need to purchase a networking switch or a multi-WAN router with multiple LAN ports. You can learn more about these in our list of recommended multi-WAN routers.

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