M.Al-Batahari, Azlinda Abdul Aziz and Nur Syufiza Ahmad Shukor, University Selangor, Malaysia
Bandwidth load balancing is a critical technique for improving the quality of service (QoS) in local area networks (LANs). Insufficient load balancing and QoS utilization can lead to network congestion, reduced performance, latency, packet loss, and an overall degradation of network performance. This paper presents an overview of load balancing techniques, load balancing algorithms, QoS parameters, load balancing strategies, and considerations for calculating bandwidth. The challenges of implementing load balancing algorithms and preferences for their implementation are discussed. Accurate network measurements and monitoring, coordination between network devices, security and privacy considerations, and careful evaluation of load balancing algorithms are among the challenges faced. The paper also discusses optimization and monitoring of bandwidth use, including options such as increasing bandwidth, bandwidth throttling, and data transfer throttling. The findings presented in this paper provide insights into the importance of load balancing and QoS in LANs and offer guidance for addressing related challenges.
QoS, LAN, Load Balancing, Bandwidth, VLAN