Solved How to join to Two seperate ISPs

May 21, 2013 at 01:42:12
Specs: Windows 7, 2.4Ghz/4Gb
My company has two different ISPs, as an I.T manager how can I join or combine these two internet on the network and also monitor it

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May 21, 2013 at 01:51:19
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You need a dual WAN router.

However what you will not be able to do is combine them. You can use one or the other, either via load sharing or as a fall back if one fails.

With load sharing, the router decides which connection services any requests and spreads the load between the two ISPs.


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May 21, 2013 at 02:40:45
thank you so much

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May 21, 2013 at 07:09:31
Well actually, there are ways to aggregate the bandwidth as well as have redundancy but you won't get that with SOHO level equipment.

While I'm sure there is enterprise level equipment out there capable of aggregating bandwidth and providing redundancy we don't use that here at my work so I don't know any makes/models offhand.

We're using teamed, multihomed linux based servers to do aggregation/redundancy.

I just quickly googled "aggregate bandwidth and provide redundancy with one device" and found the following:

There were a couple other links too.

We use teamed redundant servers so we can lose one device but still have both links available. With a single device, should the entire device fail (ie: PSU fails) then you're still going to lose connectivity but if you buy two devices and configure both identically, downtime can be reduced to minutes in a single point of failure setup.

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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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