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How to bond two dsl lines - one internet connection

Last response: in Networking
January 23, 2013 4:02:05 PM

We are in a black hole as far as internet connections go the best we can get is 3mb down 700 kb up. Is there a device where two or more dsl lines can be bonded like the old pri isdn lines? Any help would greatly appreciated.
January 23, 2013 6:43:07 PM

You need a load balancing router with two WAN inputs.
February 21, 2013 12:58:25 AM

You've never set one up, have you?

For instance, using a Netgear Prosafe firewall you can use 2 seperate lines. The best you can hope for is load balancing (eg: smtp on one, web on another) or failover. You cannot "shotgun" the 2 lines.

A sonicwall will give you similar functionality.

You cannot "bond" the 2 lines in the manner you are eluding to.
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February 21, 2013 6:23:50 PM

True, you cannot actually bond two ADSL lines, but what most people really want is to automatically use both lines, and a load balancing router will do that seamlessly. . .
June 20, 2013 4:55:48 AM

Check Bonding of up to 6 DSL lines. You can even stack the routers.
June 20, 2013 5:44:55 AM

Bonding requires a special setup on the ISP's end also. Most ISP's will not do this unless you have a business account and it can be expensive. Without your ISP's cooperation, the best you can hope for is load balancing.