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Cable w/ DSL backup...switching back and forth

by djweber / August 23, 2006 6:15 AM PDT

I just started working out of my home and need a constant internet connection for trading applications. I have both Cable and DSL service (at least I'm supposed to have DSL working soon).

Queston: What is the best way to handle these connections so that it will be easy to switch the feed into a particular computer?

I will be running one computer w/ 3 screens and another computer w/ one screen at all times. My cable connection is very fast so I plan to run my primary computer off it (3 screens) and the secondary machine off the DSL. That way I take advantage of my bandwidth from both services and also will know that both services are in fact working on a daily basis (A backup is no good if I switch over only to find it's been dead for days right!).

One other possible issue is I must login to a remote server using a RSA SecurID key fob on the 3 screen computer. So when I switch over I don't think there is anyway to avoid having to re-log in w/ the key fob code.

Anyway...what ideas are out there on the best setup solution? Just add a 2nd NIC card for the DSL ethernet connection? Anything better?


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I would consider
by PudgyOne / August 24, 2006 2:02 AM PDT

I would consider using a a wireless router. Have one service wired and/or putting a wireless router on both services.

If you do not get a dreat answer here in a day or two, I'd consider posting this here

The people frequent this forum more and are great with solutions.

Hope this helps.


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Most won't pay up for this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 24, 2006 2:14 AM PDT
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