Laptop with Two Internet Connections
Posted on 2013-01-16
I have a laptop that is a part of our corporate network. Unfortunately, it is at a satellite office that has slow Internet.
I have ordered a high-speed wireless connection from Clear for this one laptop.
I'm having the user download the big files while using the wireless connection, then disconnecting from it, then plugging in the corporate (slow) Ethernet cable so he can copy the file to the LAN.
Is there a more graceful way to do this? I do not want to spend the money on a new router. I want the laptop to automatically distinguish between each connection.
Ideally, I would have the Ethernet cable plugged into the laptop and use Wi-Fi to connect to the clear connection at the same time. When the user browses the web or uses FTP to download these files, it will use the faster Clear (wi-Max) connection.
Then, when he wants to copy that same file to the LAN, the computer will know to route his request through the Ethernet cable.
Is there a way this can be done?