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combining both NIC on motherboards to form, effectively, one internet connection

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May 27, 2014 5:37:31 AM

Back in the NT4 days, with two modems and two phone lines, using NT4 server, the two could be combined into, effectively, one connection to the internet, hence bigger bandwidth. I have forgotten the terminologies by now. I just wonder, can I do similar thing with the two NIC on my motherboard, connected to a router (with broadband)?
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May 27, 2014 5:46:09 AM

considering a single gigabit port is likely faster than your internet....why? yes technically you can but....
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May 27, 2014 5:57:24 AM

unksol said:
considering a single gigabit port is likely faster than your internet....why? yes technically you can but....


I would be most grateful if you could show me how... I understand what you say but think of it this way... Gigabyte port need a gigabyte router and so forth. My internet provider definitely not gigabyte. My area has no cable (I have waited for three years.) And I think to move house just because no cable is a little over the top. So, I am doing some lateral thinking. After I post the question, I think even if I can do it, I can only get the benefit if each NIC is connected to different router of different ISP. However, I am still interested in finding out how to do it. Many thanks for your patience...
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a b V Motherboard
May 27, 2014 7:14:35 AM

Yes you would have to have multiple ISP lines and multiple modems. Dual network motherboards are generally meant to combine the connection to a single router. The actual connection to an internet server can only occur on one connection at a time.

To do what you want you would need two Internet connections and a dual WAN router that supports load leveling. This will NOT just add them together, as I said the connection to the server must be on one or the other. It WOULD split up the load. So if using a download accelerator with multiple connections it would be faster, or if loading two things at once. I.E. streaming Netflix while someone is downloading something, they should each get their own connection, but Netflix by itself won't be twice as fast
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