We have two broadband connections coming into the house.[sup]*[/sup] When the primary connection goes down, I’d like an easy way to switch everything over to the backup connection. Right now, I’d have to swap the cable running from the modem to the router. Doesn’t sound like a big deal, but it involves a lot of climbing, contorting, and consternation. Instead, I’d like to run the cables from the cable modem and the DSL modem to an A/B switchbox with one cable going to the router.
But searching for switch (and variants) brings me to hubs, routers, etc.—I can’t find an A/B switch. Do they make such a thing? One that won’t cut down on signal strength?
[sup]*Original thread on two Internet connections. I haven’t given up on finding a load balancing router, but so far the price points and other issues have blocked progress. I’m currently looking at a Cisco RV042 for ~$150, but I can’t get Cisco pre-sales to help figure out if it will do what I want.[/sup]