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I am running the A8N-SLI Premium I have 2 Connection options

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  • Internet Connection
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February 6, 2006 5:03:32 AM

I am plugged into the marvel yukon. I disabled the other internet connection. It's ok that im using the marvel and not the other one right? It's not any faster? I just don't want to missing out on somthing thx.

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February 6, 2006 3:38:29 PM

Unless your running gigabit lan you wont notice any difference between the two, that is if one is 10/100 and the other is 10/100/1000.
February 6, 2006 4:00:17 PM

i have dfi nf4 sli-dr if i did plug in both of my ethernet connection,
what does this do?
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February 7, 2006 5:53:40 PM

Without going into specifics about TCP/IP routing, gatesways, etc., Windows will pick one of the two connections to be the default one under which your internet traffic will flow through. Connecting the two up at once WILL NOT give you any performance increase.

Now, if you want to investigate details about routing tables, subnet masks, etc, and you have a LAN that you file-share across multiply (i.e. have multiple connections going at once to DIFFERENT clients) and/or connect to the internet with at the same time, you could set it up so that one connection deals with all the traffic from one set of hosts (i.e. half the computers on your LAN), and the other connection works with the other half and/or the internet.

This will require a lot more advance techniques than just plugging it in and running a few Windows Wizards, and even then, I'm not sure that you'd see a lot of performance increase without high-end switching equipmnent, but it is one use of a dual-connection motherboard.
February 7, 2006 6:19:13 PM

thank you
February 23, 2006 6:29:01 PM

You should see a "deterministic network enhancement" protocal installed for each nic.. this is a allows for link speed and throughput detection.. meaning your pc will use several metrics such as link speed and through put and delay to pick a "primary" nic to use.. the other.. well... if its connected to the same network, especialy to the same switch is not doing you much good.. especialy on a small home network. Mobo nic's dont fail that often.. I might have seen it 3 or 4 times in the last 8 years... and it was only on some crappy mobo's...