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Can I add a 2nd internet connection on the switch

I just inherited responsibility for a network with a Windows 2003 server that is basicly a box that maintains and supports a db and software for a small IP phone system and provides shared folders for user documents.

We have been on a T1 for all data communications and it's getting slower as busines picks up. The owner is bringing in a 2nd T1 tomorrow that is will not be bonded to the 1st one.

My questiion is, with both T1's plugged into the switch, how do I safely add it into the server settings without causing a problem? I don't think the server is setup in a domain and the PC's in the network are all peer to peer.
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Tony Giangreco
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jspazianoctoCommented:
If they're not opposed to spending some money i'd recommend investing in a router/firewall that supports dual WAN connections and have a device doing the routing rather than the server.

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Darius GhassemCommented:
Well you can not add it to the switch you would need a router that can use two external connections to be able to use the second connection.
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Tony GiangrecoAuthor Commented:
Yes, it comes with it's own router which I would plug into the switch, but what do I do on the server to split up traffic between the two T1's?
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Darius GhassemCommented:
You need a router that can handle two connections having two routers on the network is not going to load balance. You must have one router that can handle both connections
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Tony GiangrecoAuthor Commented:
I was able to implement the solution using this suggestion.
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