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Two internet connections & assigning certain programs to one of them

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May 5, 2012 9:12:42 AM

Hello,

For over a month I am trying to find a way that makes me able to use two internet connections at the same time, and assign certain programs to one connection. This is because me and my brother do game on the ADSL cause of the low latency of it, when one of us do surf the whole connection lags. I do have 2 internet connections at home, one is ADSL(1.5MB Connection) and one is WiMAX(10MB Connection). Both of these routers/modems are connected to the same network. I want to use the ADSL for gaming(light usage) and the WiMAX one for browsing and downloading(heavy usage).

I came up with three ways:
1) ForceBindIP - (1) (2) - Didn't work for me with Windows 7 64bit on Firefox 12.0
2) Using VMWare - Which I do not want to.
3) Using Astaro Security Gateway Home Edition - Which is a bit complicated and I have to run a dedicated PC for it with special setup in order to make it work (Live Demo)

ADSL:
IP Address: 192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

WiMAX:
IP: 192.168.1.2
Netmask: 255.255.255.0

Regards,
May 5, 2012 12:51:25 PM

How is the WiMAX connected? Is it a USB stick or an actual device?
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May 5, 2012 12:58:30 PM

It's an actual device, that works like a router. The whole house is connected to one network. so I can switch between these devices by changing my default gateway between 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.1.2

ADSL: Linksys WAG200G
WiMAX: Green Packet DX (1) (2)
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May 5, 2012 11:25:45 PM

Well, to be able to do that you would have to have some kind of load balancing WAN device that can balance the load between the two connections. Why exactly do you want to do this?
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May 5, 2012 11:44:45 PM

Because of the ADSL connection bandwidth is only 1.5mb and me and my brother do game at the same time, sometimes you want to browse or watch something the whole connection would lag. This is why I want to at least assign Firefox to WiMAX.
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May 6, 2012 3:48:30 AM

There's no good way to assign a specific program to go through a specific network, at least none that I know of that someone with a presumably limited budget could purchase. The best option is to assign one PC to WiMax, and the other to ADSL, which would prevent lag caused by either. Also be careful with WiMax so that you do not run foul of your bandwidth cap.
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May 6, 2012 7:29:38 AM

which means the only option I have left is to use a firewall distribution like Astaro. The problem with ADSL/WiMAX is that ADSL ping to EU is 120ms while the WiMax is 200ms is this why I can't depend on WiMAX for gaming.
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