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Hi ´

I have a network of 4 PC's all running XP Pro.  I have an internet connection from a cable provider and my own sattelite connection.  Is there any way I can combine these two internet connection on my network to increase bandwidth?
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by:Celardore
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There's an article on 'connection teaming' right here

http://www.homenethelp.com/web/howto/Midpoint-connection-teaming.asp

:-)
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by:zerofield
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granted this requires a linux machine with 3 nic's (1 to either connection, 1 to your switch/hub/etc) and iptables support in the kernel, but heres something my friends and i have done for various applications to aggregate two+ pipes:

http://linux.com.lb/wiki/index.pl?node=Load%20Balancing%20Across%20Multiple%20Links
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by:FatherErvin
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If you are using Windows XP, you can go into network connections, select the two connections right click and choose BRIDGE.
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by:netspec01
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A simple way to do it would be to have 2 machines use one connection and 2 machines use the other conenction.  Just change the default gateway on the PCs to point at te correct router.
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I think the best solution for you is to use EdiMAX router along with two external link devices (i.e. modems). It contains load balancing, aotomaticly traffic relocation in-case of failure in one of the connection:

http://www.edimax.com/html/english/products/BR-6524k.htm

Enjoy

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Cyber
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Assuming that both of your connections had off Ethernet interface, you can use any product with dual WAN interfaces. Here are some examples:
Linksys RV082:
http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?prid=589&scid=29

Fortinet:
http://www.fortinet.com/products/telesoho.html
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Thanks guys you have all basically given me the same answer so i split the points
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