I have a windows 7 box which is our network's file server. The box uploads it's contents in encrypted format to an off-site storage facility every night. On our cable connection this is a bulky process, but we do have a T1 that just got installed. Since we only needed the voice portion of the T1 for phones, we have not used the data portion yet.
I was hoping to be able to connect the T1 directly to the file server, but still have the file server remain on the network. My idea was that we could continue to use the file server to store data on the LAN, but that the file server itself would use the T1 internet connection as opposed to the LAN's cable internet connection when attempting external connections.
Is Windows 7 smart enough to detect the faster upstream connection or do I have to force it? Are there any other issues with setting up multiple network connections on one box?