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Two Network Connections on Server - Can I combine them?

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Hello Experts,

I have a server with two 1GB network ports that are both hooked up to my network, is there a way to connect them together via Windows so that they share resources and the server runs a little faster/smoother as far as the network functions go?

Let me know if that makes sense or you need more information.

-Jake-
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by:Jason Watkins
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Hi,

You need Windows Server 2012 to be able to combine physical network connections into one logical connection.
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by:Thomas Grassi
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Which OS is your server?

You can setup network adapters using Load Balancing

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725691.aspx
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by:Gary Coltharp
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Some network adapters can be configured for load balancing or failover. Mostly depends on the hardware. The operating system also plays a part. Some OS do not like multiple adapters.
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by:ded9
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You can bridge network to share resources but this will not combine network speed.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/windows-vista/Create-a-network-bridge


Warning

    You shouldn't create a bridge between an Internet connection and a network connection because it creates an unprotected link between your network and the Internet, which makes your network accessible to anyone on the Internet.



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I am running Windows 7 Pro on the server
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You can try third party software like  Connectify Dispatch

Link

http://www.connectify.me/?utm_expid=22708698-12&utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.connectify.me%2F

combines multiple internet connections.



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So if I were to bridge my network connections...they wouldn't do load balancing?
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Bridge will just connect two different  types of networks to share data, etc....in load balancing second network adapter acts like a backup for you internet connection.

Did u check connectify app


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by:itadminnek
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I would rather stay away from third party programs...there is no way to load balance via Windows 7?
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by:Jason Watkins
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No. Sorry...
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Not possible...via third party software possible.



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Okay...that's answers my question...thanks!
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