Two Connections

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  1. DigiCrime

    DigiCrime If Only!

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    It possible to run two connections together these days? I have a DSL and a Cable line, one stays conected another is pppoe
     
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    Ive never seen it.
     
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    I would think you could just need a way to mesh the two together because both would take different routes

    just my guess I dunno really
     
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    the question is why would you want to?
     
  5. DigiCrime

    DigiCrime If Only!

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    why not? One doesnt work half the time is why I have two high speed connections, thought what the hell why not connect them together someway

    just a thought :dunno:
     
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    A few years ago I saw some Dual WAN routers start appearing, but I haven't really heard anything about them recently. They were pretty pricey at the time. I think they were $200-$300. It would basically split the load between the two connections. So let's say your cable and DSL are both 1.5Mbps/256Kbps. It won't let you one session at 3Mbps/512Kbps, but some of the Dual WAN routers had the ability to open two connections automatically (mainly for HTTP connections) to achieve a faster overall speed.

    Here's one such review: http://www.guru3d.com/article/network/103/1/

    There's probably a way to set up a similar system in Linux if you cared for a cost-efficient alternative.
     
  7. P07r0457

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    There are two ways to do this:

    Connection Bonding:
    Two physical connections to the internet are "bonded" into one virtual connection. You can sustain transfer rates on a single "connection" equal to the sum of the bandwidth available between all bonded pipes.

    Connection Teaming:
    Two physical connections are available, and the router will select which is best-suited on a per-connection basis. Each connection will receive only the available bandwidth of the pipe it is using, however, you can have one connection per pipe with no apparant slow-down.



    There are many consumer-grade products available that meet your needs. Linksys seems to have the most cost-effective commercial solutions, at this time. This is also possible with a linux box, but is not particularly intuitive to configure.
     

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