Load/Share Balance

Posted on 2005-03-31
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Last Modified: 2013-12-14
Hi! I got 2 DSL line and couple of PCs on my LAN. Now I use 2 DSL modem router but I would like to 'intergrate' the 2 DSL bandwidth into one? I know theres alot of hardware in the market will do this, but it cost alot. I am looking at some DIY with some simple network hardware add-on maybe

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There is no 'simple' DIY solution that would probably meet your goals.  I suppose you could add NICS to your servers, and run RRAS on the box, but the administrative headaches outweigh the advantages.  I would take a look at a Dual Wan router to handle your connections.  (I use the Xincom model myself for a Cable and DSL solution.)  If you are paying for redundant conections, another $150 is not an extreme amount to pay.  These also allow for an SPI Firewall, VPN connections, and quite a few more nice add-ons that  you might enjoy.

You can purchase the lower end models for under $200 ($158 at Amazon)



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to Fatal Exception -

hi! seems like a good idea, but the most important thing is how will my app 'see' the connections? I am running a Reverse Proxy on the pc, i want it to utilize both bandwidth and load balance between them(both UP and Down), could the hardware work transparent with it?

And do the hardware have NAT Rule entry? As I need it as an extra option beside DMZ

thank you,
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I should not think that Reverse Proxy would be a problem with this device, and it has some nice features for NATing..  Here is the pdf on it for you to look over:


Now, that being said, since my setup is different than yours, I cannot test in a like kind environment...  But certainly I believe it to be a better solution than throwing NICS into your box.  Cisco certainly has a solution for you, as their devices are extremely configurable, but you are looking at some real $ if you go that route...

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