Peplink Speed Fusion Connect Relay
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Products Covered

  • Peplink Speed Fusion Connect Relay

Article Summary

In this article, we review the setup guide for the Speed Fusion Connect Relay.  The SFC Relay is designed to be left at a home base and create an internet access location.  Another Peplink device on the same account using SpeedFusion Connect can then use the Relay via SpeedFusion to connect to the internet.  This creates the appearance that all traffic from the remote Peplink device is still coming from the physical address of the relay.   

For a real-world example: You have a home base in Dallas, Texas, and you have installed a relay connected to your home relay.  You travel in your RV and also have a Peplink in your RV.  If both devices are connected, when the internet is used in the RV, the internet will see all your traffic coming from your Dallas, Texas, internet connection.  This will be true no matter where you go in your RV with your Peplink. 

Below we have a setup guide and a few different configurations to best manage your internet traffic when setting up this SFC Relay.

Before Getting Started


This guide is assuming you have basic knowledge of InControl and how to navigate a Peplink device.  This is a not a complex setup process, but does require a few steps to get each device connected correctly.


Education Topic 1

The SpeedFusion Connect (SFC) Relay is a simple product to use and get setup for most.  However, the technology does lead to more advanced questions and workflows that we go in detail with for members. If you want to learn more about advanced traffic routing, changing your sharing keys, and more, this is place to go.

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Overview Video

Setup Topic 2

Now that we have the education section behind us let's begin with how to set up SpeedFusion Connect Relay. 

If you skipped the information above, we highly recommend you go back and read it to save yourself time and to prevent future questions not covered by complimentary support.

Step 1: Setup of Hardware

There are two ways to do this step. 

Option 1: Use InControl (recommended)

Option 2: Hardwire (setup guide coming soon)

Option 1 with InControl:

Step 1: Plugging the Relay

  1. Plug in Relay to power and a LAN port of the home base modem. 
  2. Log into InControl and Add a new device
  3. Enter Serial number of the SFC Relay. Hit Next
  4. Enter a Name of the device (so you know what it is on the dashboard) Hit Confirm.
  5. Device might take a few mins to come online.  Mine took about 5 mins to show an active status in InControl.

Step 2: Get Relay's sharing code

One the device comes online we need to remote in and get its sharing code. 

  1. In InControl, click on the newly added Relay
  2. On the device's dashboard, click on Support and then click Web Admin.
  3. We then will go to the SFC Relay Tab
  4. Copy the Relay Sharing Code. 

This step is connecting the Relay device to your primary peplink device so you can send traffic to the relay and that local connection. 

  1. In InControl, off the dashboard, click on the Peplink device you want to connect to the Relay
    1. You are probably not on your Peplinks wifi setting this relay up as you are in a home base or somewhere you want the Peplink to connect too.  Therefor, the IP address will probably not be accessible.  This is why going through InControl is outlined. 
  2. Click on the support tab on the device page, then web admin. 
  3. Once you are in the Peplink's local console, click on the second Tab SFC Protect.
  4. Click on the Client Mode (Outbound) Option
  5. And click the Plus button
  6. A settings page will open.  The default selection for SFC Protect Location is Automatic. Click on Automatic and select {Relay Sharing]. 
  7. Enter the Sharing Code we copied from the Relay in the field that displays blow the Relay Sharing selection.  The default options are ok. Click save at the bottom. 
  8. It should look like this:  Hit Confirm on the Top Right to save changes. 


Step 4: Route traffic to the Relay

Now that you have the two devices connected, you need tell your primary device how you want traffic to be routed.  Do you want all traffic being routed?  Do you want just some devices to use this Relay for location?  Do you want just streaming devices to use the relay for TV channels? 

Before moving forward, think about what you want to do.  Then move forward based on that goal.  I will outline two ways below, but there are many ways this can be done.  These are not the only two ways.  If you really want to dive into this the MIRC guide referenced at the top of this page has a lot more info! 

  1. Routing Traffic from a designated WiFi
  2. Routing Traffic from a device 

Option 1: Routing Traffic from a designated WiFi (SSID)
This option allows you to create a new WiFi network and any device connected to this new wifi, will go thru the Relay. This is helpful if you want to move device on and off this network depending on how you need them to work. 

  1. On the primary router, under the SFC Protect Tab, click on "Route by Wi-Fi SSID"
  2. Select which SSID(wifi name) you want this network to be based off of. You can change the name of the SSID created when using SFC Protect.
  3. Click on save, and then apply changes.

Option 2: Routing Traffic for specific devices
This option is great if you just plan on using the relay for one a few devices and they will always work the same way.  A good example of this is a streaming device you want local channels on, or a work computer you always want to appear in one place.  

  1. On the primary router, under the SFC Protect Tab, click on "Route by LAN Client"
  2. On the drop-down, select which device you want to be routed thru the relay.

Important Note: If you are troubleshooting down the road, this option can make it harder.  Having a device with a rule like this to route differently is easy to forget about and create unnecessary problems with troubleshooting. keep that in mind. 

I also do not suggest doing this with devices that change MAC address.  An iPhone is a good example as they change their MAC address for security reasons when on some wifi. This will prevent this rule from running consistently. 

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