i've been thrown into a network admin position w/out much experience so bear with me.. current setup is server 2k3, two business class 7/2mbit cable modems, lab of ~20 PC's, ~20 ethernet docking stations, wireless, and 5 xbox 360s. when i first showed up this was all running off one modem, while the other was not being used at all. two blades on the server rack, one titled "server", one "game". "server" had ethernet from modem coming in, and then going out to the switch (first slot on a cisco 2950). "game" only had ethernet coming out to switch (2nd slot). looking through the admin settings on the game server, didn't seem to have anything setup. main issue (doh) modem keeps getting overworked/signal degradation/internet stops working until the modem is manually rebooted. i was able to figure out which line went out to all the xbox's, so i ended up taking it off the cisco switch and hooking it up straight to the 2nd modem in hopes to improve the situation. didn't make much of a difference though. as it sits im trying to figure out how to fix this. my first (cheapest) thought is to try and configure some settings on the server to put a cap on individual bandwidth usage. do some port filtering on the docking stations so people who bring in their laptops can't do bittorent/p2p stuff. i've been looking into QOS a bit too.. second idea was trying to combine the bandwidth of both modems. i've seen VPNs with dual WAN ports which may do this, but haven't heard the best things about them. still don't know if this would be enough bandwidth to handle everything either. third idea was to get a third cable modem. im trying to figure out how the physical configuration works through. if i wanted each modem to go through the server to a switch would there need to be a blade for each modem? or can you just add NICs to blades? would there need to be a switch on the server rack for each modem? aaaaaaaaany information would be appreciated. even just resource links. layman's terms would be a plus. thanks guys cliffs: dunno wtf im doing, business network is being overworked and am looking for some sort of solution.