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2 Network Adapters One Network

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Last response: in Networking
April 26, 2010 10:16:17 AM

I have a HP Z800 Workstation with TWO onboard network adapters in it, one is a 10/100 and the other is an ATF (???) (The adapter itself is a BROADCOM NetXtreme Gigabit). Does anyone know if I can connect both of these to the same network to speed up network access, of is this just some sort of crazy dream I've had.

The network I am connecting to is a 100GBPS WIRED network. No wireless is involved ;) 

Any help would be greatly appreciated
Darren :( 

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April 26, 2010 12:36:52 PM

Surely this is just a crazy dream or everyone would do it.
April 26, 2010 1:19:52 PM

It is called bonding or teaming. It must be supported by the o/s kernel or NIC drivers. The current Linux kernel supports it and nVidia nForce drivers on boards with multiple nVidia NICs can do it.
April 26, 2010 2:41:43 PM

Teaming! Excellent, the BROADCOM NetXtreme Gigabit has an option in the control panel for that, I'll muck about with that then...