Need to bridge together 2 connections.

May 17, 2012 at 12:28:29
Specs: Windows 7
Telus cell phone usb connection and a Lan ethernet connection, was trying to use windows 7 to bridge the two networks.

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#1
May 17, 2012 at 13:44:20
And what do you think connecting the two will do?
Combine the bandwidth?

If you think that I have some bad news for you. It's an internet hoax. Bridging does not combine the two links to thereby increase your bandwidth.

Now if you are trying to route internet thru the win7 box so you can have other devices using the 3g network google Internet Connection Sharing for the how to.

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#2
May 17, 2012 at 14:10:51
No, I was hoping to have them both connected, not necessarily for gaming, but because my lan connection is faster for online gaming but it drops often, causing a disconnect, I was hoping that the telus cell phone internet running in background could provide a fail safe, having both connections working together..

I dont know why they wouldnt give computers the ability to do this.


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#3
May 17, 2012 at 14:55:23
If you understood how tcp/ip works and how internet connections to servers are made it would make a lot of sense.

A dual wan port router can provide failover as you desire.

Otherwise its like having two roads with one being used and the other as a spare. If the one getting used is washed out it takes the car with it. Having a spare road doesn't do you much good until you get back into a car to use it.

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#4
May 17, 2012 at 15:02:59
Hmm interesting analogy ty, Im guessing a dual wan port router isnt compatible with cell phone usb internet tethering.

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#5
May 17, 2012 at 15:04:21
but because my lan connection is faster for online gaming but it drops often,

You should be troubleshooting this issue first. Chances are it's relatively simple to fix. If you have a SOHO Router, I have a guide you can use to troubleshoot it to see if it's the problem.

Click on my name above in this response and read my “how-to” guide titled, “Troubleshooting Wireless Issues” and go through the steps listed there.

NOTE: It says "troubleshooting wireless issues" but the simple truth is, it's about troubleshooting router issues so apply the steps and that will help you assess whether or not your router is the issue.

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#6
May 17, 2012 at 20:06:06
Curt R, thanks for the reply but the Lan connection is complicated in the sense that I'm stuck living in a hotel for the next year for work. I pay for the internet through the hotel but do not have access to the actual router. So yes its a good connection for surfing and works ok for gaming but drops without warning, which I find weird, since my cable internet back home would disc once in a blue moon but it would stall out for a good 20 seconds of lag before getting booted,.
This connection just up and drops in a matter of a second or two.

I will have to just deal with it for a year, was hoping my idea of bridging internets was possible but I guess its not, tthanks for help guys.


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