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Combining two connections on one PC

by jbjerome / November 1, 2004 9:23 AM PST

Is there any way for me to duplex or combine the bandwidth of two separate connections on my PC at home?

I have a DSL connection and am about to get a cable connection as well. My DSL runs through my wireless router at this point. I was wondering that with the new cable connection if I can just add another NIC and have the combined bandwidth of the cable and DSL connections? Or is it more involved than this?

What about running a server? Can I designate say the DSL for running an FTP server while the cable remains my dedicated access?

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Re: Combining two connections on one PC
by Coryphaeus / November 1, 2004 11:25 AM PST
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Re: Combining two connections on one PC
by Ed Mead Forum moderator / November 1, 2004 7:48 PM PST

Or is it more involved than this?
Yes more involved!

You can have DSL and Cable on same PC, but it won't double bandwith. You would need a Load Balancing router like this http://www.pchardware.ro/Reviews/review.php?id=160 which will let you have cable and dsl hooked up at the same time. This setup has many +++ depending on what you want to use it for.

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