internet access over 2 dsl lines ?

Posted on 2004-10-09
Last Modified: 2010-03-17
Hi there,

due to the way things where done b4 , we have 2 dsl line (1 BT adsl, 1 cable ntl)   is there any simply way (and cheep) of connecting both these lines together?

I throught maybe 2 routers into a single server and split the sub nets but I dont thing that would do the job, as what I would like is ,to put it simply, on a new connection always use the line lest in use

any one got any idears ?

Question by:ja-notes
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
LVL 15

Assisted Solution

scampgb earned 200 total points
ID: 12265649
Hi ja-notes,
It's possible to buy boxes that do this load balancing for you.  You could also look into doing something with a Linux machine.

An example of such a box is reviewed at

Basically, it is possible - but you need to think about it carefully if you're running any Internet services such as webservers or mailservers.
LVL 79

Accepted Solution

lrmoore earned 200 total points
ID: 12266725
LVL 40

Assisted Solution

Fatal_Exception earned 100 total points
ID: 12268692
I use a Xincom (lrmoore's list) and it works very well in my circumstances..  A combination of DSL and Cable...  Have found little to naysay regarding this product..

LVL 15

Expert Comment

ID: 12269636
ja-notes: Glad I could help :)
LVL 40

Expert Comment

ID: 12270654
Good luck..

and thanks..


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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
VPN and bonded ADSL 4 203
Best tool to terminate fiber 8 92
Basic Business ISP - Fiber Questions 17 78
WiFi Restriction 1 84
    Over the past few years, small business and home owners have become so dependent on internet that a need for redundancy has arisen.    What happens when your small business or home / home office loses its internet connection?  The results c…
This solves the problem of diagnosing why an internet connection is no longer working. It also helps identify the likely cause of the lost connection if the procedure fails to re-establish your internet connection. It helps to pinpoint the likely co…
Nobody understands Phishing better than an anti-spam company. That’s why we are providing Phishing Awareness Training to our customers. According to a report by Verizon, only 3% of targeted users report malicious emails to management. With compan…

738 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