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HomerJaySimpson
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Well at the minute i have 8Mb ADSL and from next friday i'll be getting 10Mb cable installed. Now what i'm wondering is if i can run both at once and have 18Mb effectively...I was told there's a program which can do this as i have 2 lan ports on my mobo...

 

Anybody heard of it? :blink:

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We have a dedicated router like this at my office, when we were transitioning our T1 we had 2 for a month and what happens is that the router, computer or proprietary, will load balence the two lines. So while we had the two lines we could put mail and other services on one and bulk (http) on another or specify certain ports to go throw a certain line which was kinda cool. We could upload and download backups and stuff on one and leave the other for the rest of the workers and services.

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If you just want to run the connection to your PC, plug both lines into the mobo (a PCI card + onboard or two PCI cards would also work)

 

Once you've got that done, go into Network connectons, right click one of them and chose bridge connections. You should be able to figure out the rest.

 

If you want other PCs to use the internet aswell you could add in a PCI NIC and setup internet connection sharing using your newly created bridged connection as the web access and the PCI NIC to send the data out to the network.

 

Another option if you have a router setup now would be to setup the Cable modem like you're going to keep it (through router plugged into all PCs, nothing special), then run the DSL to your PC's second LAN port and then bridge the connections, it really depends if you want just your PC or the entire network to have the extra speed.

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Bridging the two internet connections won't work as far as I am aware. Combining the two connections in to one you probably won't have much luck with, I believe you need some kind of support on the ISP side of things. You can probably find software or something out there which will let you load balance the two connections though.

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bridging won't work in this application. you'd need a dual wan router... but the cheapest ones I know of are the sonicwall TZ170's which still cost $500+.

 

and even with that you'll only be able to go to "path of least resistance"... in otherwords which ever connection is faster is the one the router will use. otherwise the 2nd wan is a fail over.

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