split network over 2 internet connections

July 6, 2010 at 02:23:22
Specs: Windows 7
Greetings, I want to know if it is at all possible to split a network over 2 internet connections, my network has 46 users. I want 16 on the one connection and the other 30 over another connection. I have 2 pc's that i can setup that can share the connections for me? Or can i setup my network so that certain programs (excample. remote desktop support) connects to one internet connection and Internet explorer connects thru a different internet connection

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#1
July 6, 2010 at 06:42:08
Yes you can have one set use one internet connection and have another use a different one. It's all a matter of assigning static ips and the appropriate gateway.

Outbound like IE will use the set gateway.
Inbound like RDP will be a little more complicated but doable.

You would have two broadband modems and a router off each. You would not use a pc for something like this.

Why the 16/30 split?


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#2
July 6, 2010 at 07:17:06
I do have 2 lines and routers, 16/30 cause 16 users use remote desktop connection and 30 use a lot of internet, with them all combined the remote desktop connection becomes very slow

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#3
July 6, 2010 at 07:20:26
how does one setup remote desktop connection using a different gateway than internet explorer

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#4
July 6, 2010 at 07:58:37
"16 users use remote desktop connection"

That is outbound correct?

"how does one setup remote desktop connection using a different gateway than internet explorer"

You don't. Network layer/routing is below the application level which in your case is IE.


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#5
July 6, 2010 at 11:06:37
so in you wanna tell me that i have to set 16 user's gateway to gateway 1 and the other 30 to gateway 2?

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#6
July 6, 2010 at 12:13:38
You have two options to set a pcs gateway.

1. you can use two dhcp servers with reserved ip addresses. This is where you manually in the router associate a pcs mac address with a ip address. This way a pc you want using gateway1 doesn't get a ip from gateway2's dhcp server

2. you manually set the ip address, which includes the gateway, on each and every pc.

You still need to answer the question concering RDP wheither its outbound or inbound.

You seemed surprised by the answer you need to manually set the gateway.

Have you considered instead of two gateways paying for more bandwith for your existing one?


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#7
July 7, 2010 at 00:30:31
RDP is outbound, the bandwith is set to the max, I can not go any faster, that is why I got another line

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#8
July 7, 2010 at 06:11:28
A two wan port router or assigning gateways are your options.

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#9
July 7, 2010 at 08:45:42
thx, will try

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