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"Shotgun" ethernet (using two cards at once)

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I would like to set up a machine that can use 2  ethernet cards at the same time to access the internet in order to distribute the workload.  I know this was done once with modems a couple of years back, but I would like to do it with ethernet.  Dont worry about Operating systems, I will set up anything that can use it.  Dont worry about the connections either, if I get this working, I will be using it at home with a DSL and a cable modem.  I also plan on using it at work so I can have a file server provide more than the simple 100mb connection.  If you have an answer let me know, no matter how complicated it seems.... as long as it works, I wont care.

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At home I would have 2 separate connections, one 500k cable, and one 1.5mb DSL... I cant connect one ethernet card into both, so one into each would still give me a better connection than just one NIC.

I have tried the RegHack, but it doesnt look like it is working, but I am still testing it, thanks for the suggestion anyway.
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Maybe this would help:  http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=34&scid=29&prid=589

Quote:  "Features dual Internet ports for load balancing and connection redundancy"
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Again, easier to purchase the Dual Wan router..   You can actually stipulate line usage with these...   via load balancing...   Why reinvent the wheel..??
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