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Which router to use for bonding two internet connections?

by Eugen6 / May 10, 2010 10:25 PM PDT

I have an internet connection with a wireless(linksys password non protected)which is connected to my compiuter through a USB cable (Zyxel wireless USB Adapter)at 5.5 mb/s.Also I have a broadband connection with my ISP which requires a password.My ISP connection is at 256 Kb/s and is connected at my Lan card inside my computer.
Has anyone any idea of a router which is capable to bond both the connections.

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What do you mean ...
by Kees Bakker / May 10, 2010 10:46 PM PDT

with "bonding" the connections?

Windows lets you use only one Internet connection at the same time. So what's the use of paying for 2 (a slow one and a fast one)?

And better put a password on your wireless router or turn the wireless connection if if you don't use it. Having an unsecured connection is in invitation to the world to mis-use your connection.


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mulitple ISP
by bill012 / May 11, 2010 2:07 AM PDT

There are routers that will run 2 ISP if you search for them but their purpose is more to provide a backup if one of the ISP would fail rather than to increase throughput.

Even if both connections went to the same ISP you cannot combine 2 different speed connection. With different speed connections packets will get out of order or you will get delays and overhead with the routers tring to reorder packets.

Your only option to use 2 ISP even if you use a router rather than your PC is to manually route traffic to each. You would have to manually decide which IPs you want to send on one path and send everything else to the other.

Even in commercial installations using all the advanced things like BGP routing you cannot really balance traffic between 2 ISP.

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Increasing broadband speed by bonding
by jjlbgreen / May 11, 2010 3:44 AM PDT

You need to utilise a service like that offered by which will give you the sum of your individual connections even from different ISP's or underlying technologies

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MultiWAN software
by multiwan / November 12, 2010 4:14 PM PST
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