Two Internet Connections on One Computer

Posted on 2006-05-08
Last Modified: 2013-11-30
I've got two cable internet accounts. One is accessed through a wireless router, the other through a regular cat 5 router. How can I setup Windows XP to use them both, like having Firefox use one connection and IE use the other.
Question by:elmoredaniel
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    Hi elmoredaniel,

    you cannot, linux provides something like this but windows doesnt, its on connection and thats it
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    there are router you can buy that will optimise both lines but not provide what you want
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    Hi elmoredaniel,

    Sorry, Jay is right.

    Windows will use the default gateway, of which it can only have one.

    The only thing you could do, is segment it a bit more, use 1 connection for inbound traffic (which would mean any replying traffic would use the same connection)

    Or you could get a router which handles multiple internet connections (best idea)

    Hope that helps,


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    > there are router you can buy that will optimise both lines but not provide what you want

    Interesting, can you send me a link?
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