Solved

Load balanced Internet access

Posted on 2004-10-05
5
304 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I have a small network running a Win2K server and XP pro workstations.
The network is connected to 2 Internet providers (one through dsl and the other wireless).

What inexpensive solutions are available to give users on the network access to the Internet using either of the ISP?  
In other words, a load balancing setup - so that if one line is very slow or down, the traffic is routed through the other line without user intervention.  Both ISP's hardware has a Ethernet interface.

Thankx

0
Comment
Question by:pfeiffer
5 Comments
 
LVL 11

Assisted Solution

by:Eric
Eric earned 125 total points
ID: 12230589
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:Yan_west
ID: 12230738
Check this new product from linksys.. might just do the trick :)

http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=34&scid=29&prid=639

"But the unique dual Internet ports on the 10/100 4-Port VPN Router let you connect a second Internet line as a backup to insure that you're never disconnected. Or, use both Internet ports at the same time, and let the router balance your office's requirements between them for maximum bandwidth efficiency. "
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:Eric
ID: 12231066
There are probably less fluid ways of doing it also.
im sure some script kiddys could come up with a good way.

off the top of my head... use scripting with some type of homemade randomizer (minute of the hour..etc..)
to edit your default route via the route command.  You could attach it to a logon script in group policy.
you could also manually seperate individuals  into groups and do it that way.

But if you want a full, Bandwidth1 + bandwidth2 type of solution I recommend one of the routers mentioned above.
(vs. user 1-5 gets bandwidth1  : user 6-10 gets bandwidth2)
0
 
LVL 79

Accepted Solution

by:
lrmoore earned 125 total points
ID: 12231216
0
 

Author Comment

by:pfeiffer
ID: 12231488
Thanks guys.

I am going for the Zyxel Zywall as we already have a few Zywall 2 and 10 boxes around.
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Have you ever set up your wireless router at home or in the office to find that you little pop-up bubble in the bottom right-hand corner of Windows read "IP Conflict - One of more computers on the network have been assigned the following IP address"…
A common practice in small networks is making file sharing easy which works extremely well when intra-network security is not an issue. In essence, everyone, that is "Everyone", is given access to all of the shared files - often the entire C: drive …
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

733 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question