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I installed 2 Ethernet card on my small B server 2003 and something about network load balance showed up, should I use that, how can I setup it.

Also my Ethernet cards are setup this way:

1st:
192.168.0.200 - ip
255.255.255.0 - sub
192.168.0.1 - gateway

192.168.0.200 - dns

2nd:
192.168.0.201 - ip
255.255.255.0 - sub
192.168.0.1 - gateway

192.168.0.200 - dns

Is this correct?
I'm trying to split the network traffic to the server, so the workstations could communicate with the server trough 2 network cards instead 1.

Please give some ideas.

Thank you all
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No that not what it for , it apps..

If want load between two lan card you need 3rd party software.

Broadcom lan (chip set) cards come very good one.

Intel dose to, but I don't think it is as good at the Broadcom one.
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For now can I set an couple workstation to point the mapping to 192.168.0.200 and others to 192.168.0.201, will that work?

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Where can I find those cards?

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But I only see one RJ-45 port. hoe does it work?

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Ok, let's back track here. What I'm trying to accomplish here is to split the network traffic from the network to the server. I'm thinking that 1 card only on the server is getting overloaded, so what would be the best solution in this case.
Please be very specific.


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what is your lan Utilization ?

What is your cpu utilizatin ?

how much ram do you have vs how much you are using ?

2 lan cards is most likely not going speed up your lan access.

(on a 100 lan,  with one card you are running you get like 8o mb, with  2 cards will get you 80 mb total )

This what you get out of lan cards !
32 bit  100 mb    ->  80 mb
32 bit   1 gig       ->  125 mb
64 bit 66 mhz    1 gig  -> 250 mb
64 bit 133 mhz  1 gig    -> 350 mb
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Its a dell power edge p4 3.2mhz
1gb ram
Win 2003 server

I've been looking around for a affordable 64bit pci gigabit network card that will work with win2003 but I could not find any, do you know about anyone?
I found this one but I'm not sure if this will work with 2003.
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?DEPA=0&description=33-156-143&CMP=OTC-pr1c3watch&ATT=Networking+Cards

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http://www.intel.com/network/connectivity/products/pro1000mt_desktop_adapter.htm

The Intel pro 1000 is Dirt Cheap like $60  64 bit  10/100/1000 mb

They have dual port card like $140.

I like the broadcom better, but they cost more the Intel work fine too.
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