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Simple NIC Pooling/Clustering Question

Does anybody know how I can share one connection with my 2 NICS on my Win2k box? I think this is called Load Balancing, but idk how to do it. Do i need 3rd party software? Thanks in advance
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RDAdamsCommented:
Expand your explanation of what you want to do.

Load balancing is usually done in a server cluster to improve performace.  

On a local personal computer if you are accessing the internet and are looking for a way to increase bandwidth, this is not the answer.
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DanniFCommented:
Are we talking about a windows 2000 pro machine?

If you have Windows 2000 Advanced or Datacenter server you can follow this is what you need to do:

http://www.netadmintools.com/art247.html


Hope this helps,

Daniel F.
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Rich WeisslerProfessional Troublemaker^h^h^h^h^hshooterCommented:
Load balancing requires at least two computers.

One computer, two NICs -- and splitting traffic between the NICs would be NIC teaming.  Try this link:
www.vmware.com/pdf/esx2_NIC_Teaming.pdf
and take a look at this one as well:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;278431
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Level10AccessAuthor Commented:
Hey guys,
Thanks for the help so far. I am running a Win2k Pro box with 2 D-LInk 530TX Nics. By using only one, my connection bottlenecks BADLY because of the HIGH network load in and out of this box. Yes. Teaming is what I want not clustering or pooling, sorry. How do I do it on my box?
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DanniFCommented:
Hmmm, I'm sorry to say but I doubt that you can do this.

Most big NIC manufacturers provide software to do this with their high class server NICs (Intel, 3com for example).

You can also do this with a network component under Windows 2000 Advanced Server.

I took a look at D-link's site but found no teaming software and as you have Windows 2000 Pro I do not think you can do this.


Good luck,

Daniel F.
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Level10AccessAuthor Commented:
Thanks,
Ok, I have Win2k Adv Server running on another box. I can migrate my high traffic software to that box. How would I team my 2 nics on that?
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DanniFCommented:
what kind of NICs are these?

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Level10AccessAuthor Commented:
2 Dlink 530-TX's
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DanniFCommented:
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Level10AccessAuthor Commented:
Thanks alot! That helped alot.
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TJMayerSrCommented:
What are the steps needed to "Team" a Windows 2000 server.
I have 3 NIC cards and need to know the correct steps to configure the teaming
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