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Dual DSL - Manually static Load Balancing

deming asked
Last Modified: 2013-11-30
I have two DSL lines, each with its own DSL modem/router (ex. DSL1 and DSL2).  I have 9 computers in my network. I do NOT want automated load balancing. I simply want to assign Computer1 to DSL1 and the remaining computers to DSL2.  Of course Computer1 still needs to be a part of the network with the other 8 computers.

In other words, Computer1 should always use DSL1 and the other computers should always use DSL2.

Is there a simple way of doing this in Windows XP ?  I do NOT want to purchase a load balancing Dual WAN router.

Thank you.
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Yves AccadNetwork Security Engineer

Yes it's quite easy to do that. Both modem routers will have their internal interface on the same subnet. For example DSL1 router would be on and DSL2 on You would then set all 7 computers gateway to (DSL@) and Computer1 would have a gateway of (DSL1). That simple.

Let me know if you have any questions about this.


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