Effectivly Double Wifi uploads using 2 networ

May 3, 2011 at 19:39:47
Specs: Windows 7
I have my homebased braodband connection and i also have a verizon 3g wifi card. what i am wondering is if there is a way for my pc running on windows 7 to connect to both networks at the same time for uploading large files such as movies from itunes.

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#1
May 3, 2011 at 19:47:48
That won't work. Even if you could connect to both at the same time, if wouldn't give you any extra speed.

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May 3, 2011 at 19:52:54
could you give me some insight to why it wouldnt be able to utilize both? Basic logic (which i know rarely applies to technology, especially when windows is involved) would make a person think that if you are maxing out one connection at say 2mbits/sec then adding another source to draw information from would further increase DL. like putting 2 hoses into a bucket of water to fill it up faster.

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May 3, 2011 at 19:53:10

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#4
May 3, 2011 at 20:21:21
You answered part of your own question when you said "especially when windows is involved." Windows is really only good with one connection at a time. If the network adapter drivers had the ability to max out one connection & then draw on the second, as you described, it could work. Unfortunately, the drivers can't do that yet. Maybe someday, it might happen.

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May 4, 2011 at 07:24:03
Good link modify.hardware.............if he was talking about dialup modems.

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There are a couple of issues which make it so you can't do this.

First, there's the fact that you want to try to utilize two different interfaces at the same time. Your operating system isn't designed to do this and doesn't have the necessary software to make it happen. Essentially what you're talking about is 'load balancing' between two NIC's. Windows Server operating systems have this capability, but not the desktop versions. But, even if you bought Windows Server 2008 you still couldn't do this because of issue number 2 below.

The second issue is you have two completely different connection types. You have a highspeed connect and a 3g wifi card. These are two completely different types of devices. One utilizes a network interface (NIC) and the other is a card you slip into a PCMCIA slot. 3g wifi cards were not ever intended to be used in this fashion and the software isn't capable of using it in this fashion.

If you had two broadband connections at home you could by a "dual WAN router" and that has the load balancing capability I discussed earlier and could utlilize two separate broadband connections. But I don't believe you'll find anything anywhere that could load balance with a 3g wifi card and any other connection type.

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