Using Multiple IPs

Cheshire January 31, 2009 at 09:43:17
Specs: Windows Vista

So far I havn't been able to find anyone that could help me solve this problem. But you al seem like a swell bunch.

I dont know the proper language for what I'm trying to acheive, so I'll make an example and hope that makes things clear enough.


Normally when you download something, it's using your single nic, and you're just using one IP address. (all pieces of the download will be sent to the same source IP address on your computer)

I happen to have two network cards o my computer, and I have two external IP addresses from my ISP. What I'm trying to acheive is if I'm downloading a file with 3 pieces in it. I want say, externalIP#1 to download the first piece, and at the same time I want externalIP#2 to download the second piece.

::end example::

The thought behind it at least is that the server from which I'm downloading off of, if it limits the number of connections or bandwidth allocated to a single client IP, this would bypass that restriction a little bit?

Thank you for your time and attention, I hope we can come up with an answer!


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January 31, 2009 at 11:04:35
It wont work, not with Windows. Windows will only use one Internet connection at a time. If you want to use the second one, you have to disable the first one.


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March 9, 2009 at 16:29:03
Well Need is mother of invention

you can achieve this by using a dual wan router

these are relatively new things in market so a little expensive

features of these routers such automatic load balacing depend upon the brand and product you choose

what i have heard over the internet is is prominent on these multiple wan routers

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March 10, 2009 at 07:01:27
Having two ips from a isp is not the same thing as two lines coming into your house.

Two lines means you can do a dual wan port router.

One line with two ips means you can't.

There is nothing two ips will gain you nor is there a way with your setup to increase your bandwidth.

Don't confuse logical addresses like an ip address with actual bandwidth like the line into the house the ip addresses run on.

A one sentence question will result in a one sentence answer.

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