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Use multiple ethernet connections on motherboard for faster LAN access

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I have a "server" with an ASUS P5Q Premium motherboard which has 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports.  Is there a way I can connect all of them to my Gigabit switch and have faster throughput to my server?

I'm not sure if Win7 bridging is the actual solution but if it is that would be pretty easy.

Win 7 x64 Ult with a SATA Raid 5
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Typically no unless you use clustering technology.  What will happen is if one of the ports goes down, Windows will automatically adjust with a new primary port.
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You usually can team them for failover and/or faster throughput, but whether you will notice the difference in the real world is a different story.  You also would need a switch that supports it.
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How can I create a team?
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Usually the driver software will have a teaming option - if the manufacturer supports teaming on the NIC's or with their software.  You sometimes need to install any "advanced" options in the driver software.  You might check Marvell's site for a download or to contact support for options (looks like they have a Network Control Utility for Aggregation and VLAN's for Windows 7x64):
http://www.marvell.com/support.html
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Thanks for the help, I now have a 4gbps connection to my server.
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Good to hear!
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