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seperate networks

at my company, we have two T1's bonded together and use a Adtran router to connect our hp procurve switch to the T1's.
i would like to try Comcast businesses internet. so i thought it might work to keep my T1's, and have the Comcast connection come in through a seperate router, and use Van's on my procurve switch to allow the computers to still be able to communicate with each other, but use different internet connections.
i'm doing this to test the Comcast connection to see if it would be a viable alternative to my current connection.
does this sound possible?
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JeffBeall
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cbmmCommented:
Easily done, basically you are just changing the gateway to point to the comcast router modem. ie if the default gateway is currently 10.0.0.1, you would change your comcast device to be on the same subnet (for ex 10.0.0.2). if your pc's get the ip address dynamically, you would just need to change the scope to point to the new gateway
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JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
so if my DHCP server will only hand out one gateway, i could manually set the gateway on the pc's i want to use the new connection?
so basically, i just have two gateways? i wouldn't need seperate sub-nets?
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cbmmCommented:
no need for separate subnets. if you cannot change the dhcp scope to use the new gateway, then yes just hardcode the ip address with the new gateway for the pc's you want to use on the new gateway. funny thing is we just did the same thing you are doing, went from a bonded t1 to comcast, the 50meg is a nice improvement.
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JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
what great timing to ask this question!
did you notice a slow down in the speed when more people got on?
i always thought that was the advantage to a T1, that it wouldn't slow down with more people.
we have about 50 users.
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cbmmCommented:
we were overloading the t1 circuit, but i have 150 users. i check our speed randomly and 95% of the time im getting 65megs dl and 12meg upload.
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JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
thanks for your help, i wanted to hurry and accept this to give you all the points since you did all the work.
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cbmmCommented:
if you have any issues, open another question and let me know by responding to this one. i get an email when someone posts a comment here.
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