Having Two Internet Connection on Single Network

October 6, 2012 at 08:45:34
Specs: Windows xp, C2D/ 4gb
i have a BSNL Broadband connection (1st Connection- input via RJ11-telephone line) thru ADSL2 + modem and now i have another Internet connection provided by another ISP(2nd Connection input via DSL - RJ45) thru Asus RT-N10E WireLess router for backup in case 1st ISP fails. now when 1st fails i have to switch to 2nd one manualy. Is there a way by which my computer could switch over automatically to 2nd or visa versa to have a seemless connection.
2nd issue related to it is that i have my n/w sharedrive and n/w printer connected (Wired) thru 1st Connection. when i switch to 2nd Connection i can only access internet connection but the n/w printer and shared drive are not available.

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December 1, 2012 at 13:59:03
Yes. But both connections will be active. One wired, one wireless. You shouldn't lose the network connections to the wired router when the Internet goes down. If you are, you need to troubleshoot that issue.

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December 1, 2012 at 18:29:06
To do what you are trying to do you need a dual port router. That is a router that has two WAN connections instead of just the one as is normal.

A dual port router will have all the necessary hardware and firmware to switch form one source to the other. The are no facilities in Windows to switch automatically from on WAN source to another.


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December 2, 2012 at 08:15:33
If you get the right dual WAN port router, it will have redundant capabilities built into it. Which means, should the one WAN fail, the other will take over seemlessly.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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