I have two ADSL links at the moment. One of them is the default gateway for my network, with the other running separately as a standby. If my primary ADSL fails I have to do some recabling and change a few IP addresses to move accross to the standby link.
I'd like to have both of these ADSL links on the network at the same time, so that if either fails the other link is automatically used with no manual intervention necessary.
So, would this config work ?
ADSL Link 1 - 192.168.0.254
ADSL Link 2 - 192.168.0.253
PC NIC (Win XP Pro OS) - 192.168.0.1
Under TCP/IP Advanced Properties, I add both of the ADSL link IP addresses as default gateways with an automatic metric.
With this setup, does XP use the gateway that responds first and will it automatically use the other one if the first fails ?