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August 4, 2009 9:08:16 PM

For home use is there really a reason to have 2 network ports? I know a lot of higher end motherboards come with two.

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August 5, 2009 4:22:47 AM

There really isn't. If you want to turn your computer into a dedicated server, it would be somewhat useful, but really if someone knows enough about networking to actually want to build a dedicated server, they'd buy a server motherboard. Some of those high end motherboards you are talking about can support port trunking or port teaming, or a couple other made up names by the various networking companies. Basically that's where you use the throughput of both connections, but you'll need a switch that also supports this capability, and is generally more trouble than it's worth for the average user.
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