Is it possible to bond two wireless feeds...

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.... together like DSL bonding, ISDN bonding or T1 bonding to attain faster
speeds?

For example, set up one wireless network from building A to building B, and
then setup another one, from building A to building B, and then bond them
using routers.

Would this work in theory?

Thanks!
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    In article <1ycdc.23393$kc2.346037@nnrp1.uunet.ca>,
    Brian Thorne <bthorne@notavail.com> wrote:
    :... together like DSL bonding, ISDN bonding or T1 bonding to attain faster
    :speeds?

    :For example, set up one wireless network from building A to building B, and
    :then setup another one, from building A to building B, and then bond them
    :using routers.

    :Would this work in theory?

    It would depend how you bonded them. You might be able to do something
    useful if you insert a PPP layer that allows for multiple sessions.

    You have to be careful with bonding, as different implimentations (or
    configurations) choose the channels differently. Some versions alternate
    channels with every packet: those implimentations have difficulties
    with packets arriving out-of-order (which can cause skipped updates
    for UDP, and can lead to many retransmits for TCP). Some versions
    choose the channel based on the last bit of the source MAC; some choose
    based on the last bit of the destination MAC; some XOR the source
    and destination MAC bits together to choose the channel. Any of those
    three variations result in one of the channels being hogged if you are
    mostly sending data between the same systems (e.g., server to server)
    rather than having relatively random traffic (e.g., interactive work.)


    The various manufacturer's 802.11g "turbo" modes essentially do bonding.
    There are also some 802.11b "turbo" modes that are essentially bonding.
    There are no standards in this area, so D's turbo mode probably
    doesn't work with N's turbo mode.
    --
    Preposterous!! Where would all the calculators go?!
  2. Check www.viprinet.com! The offer routers for network bonding.
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