Multiple Lan Connections Project!?

January 10, 2009 at 14:17:14
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, 3.368 GHz / 4095 MB
I have 1 DSL line coming into my house, I also pick up 2 other Comcast connections wirelessly. Can I link all 3 into one local area conection for high bandwidth capabilities? The DSL is 768kb/ps and the two Comcast connections are 2.5mb/ps, can I have a possible 5+mb/ps bandwidth? THANKS!

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#1
January 10, 2009 at 15:00:06
>> Can I link all 3 into one local area conection for high bandwidth capabilities? <<

Simple answer, no you can't.

To make such and arrangement work you would all three connections on the same ISP and you would also need to ISPs co-operation which is not likely to be forthcoming as it would require extra hardware and you would also need extra hardware to make it all work.

Stuart


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#2
January 10, 2009 at 15:11:25
Ok so I cant share their bandwidth but can I equally disperse a file download across 2 or more connections or would that be considered combining bandwidth?

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#3
January 10, 2009 at 16:04:08
No you can't. Besides that its kind of unethical scarfing other peoples wireless connection and if you get caught its against the law.

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#4
January 10, 2009 at 17:48:57
Im not stealing anyones internet I own my house and my father rents one side and my brother rents another section and I pay for both their internet services. ANYWAY, is there a way I can deticate a paticular "local area conection" to a particular web browser?

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#5
January 10, 2009 at 17:49:55
No you cant. Again it would require extra hardware from either you ISP or the host to split the file between two different IP addresses.

Stuart


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#6
January 10, 2009 at 17:54:49
No I mean lets say a Verizon DSL into a local area connection for one web browser and wirless Comcast broadband for a different web browser? Internet explorer and Mozilla firefox. Because I have two connections from two seperate ISP's. But I dont wana split any file just use two seperate connections for browsing two different browsers on a multi monitor setup.

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#7
January 11, 2009 at 03:41:14
Still wouldn't work because Windows will only communicate with one network adaptor at a time.

Do a search on Google for bonded ADSL. Then you will see the complexity of what you are trying to do, and the price.

Stuart


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#8
January 11, 2009 at 06:36:38
Why are you paying for three ISP connections? Why not just use one connection for all three people and get a wireless router? If you're using Verizon, you could get a Westell Versalink 327W. You'd save yourself about...what? $50 a month by getting rid of the two Comcast connections?

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#9
January 11, 2009 at 11:45:12
Jennifer I need maximum bandwidth I run servers I would slow everyones connection down. Im looking into my neiborhoods 50MBps cap throught eXtreme50 from Comcast for $120 a month. I still need help directing particular network adapters to particular web browsers and file applications. If that is not possible with my XP Pro x64 I also have dual boot Windows Server 2008 will that work if ABSOLUTELY NOT with xp 64? Thanks!

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#10
January 12, 2009 at 07:21:15
pinkfloydeffect you can't link the three but you can use two adsl links in your pc.

The ONLY way you can accomplish this without hardware that bonds the links physcially is to bring up a virtual machine in addition to your host.

You would never "split" a file between two interfaces.

You set your host to only use 1 dsl line. You set the VM to on the host to use the other.

Doing so would allow you to run firefox on one and IE on another.

Virtual pc is a free download and I believe VMware has one available also.


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#11
January 12, 2009 at 09:20:23
Thankyou, I dont think I will need to download it I have Server 2008! :) Correct?

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