Connection teaming ADSL/Wireless

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Martijno2000, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. Martijno2000

    Martijno2000 Network Guru Member

    Hi there,

    Is there anyone here who has combined their ADSL or cable with their wireless(internet link) so 2x internet link.

    I want to combine both ADSL internet and my other internet --> wireless

    so 1 pc --> 2 nics with both seperate internet connections combined to 1 internet "link" so I can double my internetspeed or loadbalance my request on the 2 links.

    Windows xp prof
    2 nics
    Linksys WRT54g router Sveasoft
    ADSL modem/router

    I've tried:
    Sygate office network
    Vicomsoft Intergate

    I want to use both links on 1!! linux just windows

    Somebody must have something like me right?

    Help me out, thanks
  2. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    try bridging the connections together.
    select them both and right click and it should say bridge connections.
    i dont know why you would want to do that though it may be more hastle than it is worth
  3. Martijno2000

    Martijno2000 Network Guru Member

    Bridging won't work I guess I tried it before it's the problem with 2 different ip's

    Bridging is used to connect 2 networks together right? Not to load balance connections.... one adress is the other is

    Thanks for the tip anyway.
  4. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    the only way i know how to load balance is with advanced server 2K it is the only thing i have ever used to do such a thing
  5. Martijno2000

    Martijno2000 Network Guru Member

    Using 2k really uses all available bandwith of the 2 connections? I've got MS Virtual PC running so if I can find 2k in my home then I'll maybe be able to test that. How about Windows Server 2003?
  6. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    never used 2k3 but 2k will balance the load over however many nics it is set to use
  7. Martijno2000

    Martijno2000 Network Guru Member

    Thanks for your reactions, I'll look further for other solutions...load balancing isn't exactly what I need...Even if it is there must me some software who does the same without windows 2k
  8. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    ok i figured it out sorta
    it is called MLPPP or mult link ppp protocol
    what it do is takes multiple physical links and combines them into one data link
    that is where it gets shady
    when used on dialups in winxp it is automagic. you set it to use both modems.

    now with an ethernet/wireless conection it is still possible because they do it with dsl but thay dont say how.
    so i propose that you just set your default gateway to whatever it should be then open up the taskman and download something huge and see if it is using one or both connections make sure you dl a couple things from seperate servers so that the server on the other end isnt too slow to fill one (or both connections) if it works you will see something like this...
    except hopefully more than one link will have activity.

    sorry the image didnt post i will get it up soon (dialup)

    im still looking into it for ya since i plan to do the same thing now.
  9. dabodude

    dabodude Network Guru Member

    I'll check out the windows server 2003 thing
  10. Martijno2000

    Martijno2000 Network Guru Member

    Tried it before but It wont work...if I download something using downloadaccelerators etc I only use 1 connection the other one does nothing. With the help of eachother we'll work it out...
  11. Jogobo

    Jogobo Network Guru Member

    For a short explanation why that's the way it is look here

    Just my 2 €-cents.
  12. Martijno2000

    Martijno2000 Network Guru Member

    That might be true but one way or another is has to work somehow...The question is HOW? Thats what I want to find out...
  13. Martijno2000

    Martijno2000 Network Guru Member

    Still no solution....ideas? Somebody must know a solution right?
  14. Jogobo

    Jogobo Network Guru Member

    Try out a linux machine with MPD installed. This will still only deliver the speed of a single connection for a single download but increase overall performance for multiple clients.

    The only other solution is a provider who support multilink pppoe. These providers "join" 2 or more DSLAMs and link them to a single IP.

    Just my 2 €-cents.
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