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15-Mar-2009, 01:55 AM #1
Bridging Connections To Increase Bandwidth
Hey guys, I have 20MBPS cable ethernet connected through my pc's gigabit lan and I have a 6MBPS DSL connection via wifi, is there anyway that I can bridge them to utalize both connections at once? That way I can have a total of 26MBPS.
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15-Mar-2009, 02:18 AM #2
I doubt you have a 6MBPS connection, but it's much more likely that you have a 6Mbps DSL and 20Mbps LAN connection.

That LAN connection is connected directly to your router's LAN port?

And your question is, is it possible to bridge both connections and get a 26Mbps LAN connection or DSL connection?
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15-Mar-2009, 02:33 AM #3
yes, I want it set so I can utalize both connections at once.
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15-Mar-2009, 02:50 AM #4
for LAN or internet?
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15-Mar-2009, 07:29 PM #6
Let me explain.

Your LAN connection (The 20 Mbps connection) is your connection to the router. It means you can download off any hosts connected to the same network at that speed (providing their upload speed allows). The router, which I presume is also connected to the internet, gives you a 6Mbps DSL connection.

No matter what, you're paying for a 6Mbps connection, and that's what you'll get.
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15-Mar-2009, 08:56 PM #7
I think you got it mixed up, I have 2 connectiona a Cable and a DSL the cable is a 20Mbps connection and the DSL is a 6Mbps connection my computer is connected to the cable internet via a lan connection and to the DSL via Wifi I want to bridge the two to utalize both at the same time.
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15-Mar-2009, 10:00 PM #8
You're kidding, right?
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16-Mar-2009, 08:55 AM #9
zackx,
info for the uninitiated,
one way or another ANYTHING is do-able,
the question then becomes:
DO YOU R E A L L Y WANT TO PLAY [$$$$$$$] ???
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you can look at dual wan routers,
we have some PePLink devices that seem to be okay,
doubt your current hardware would be any use then,
AND, these aren't exactly cheap either,
so......
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another option,
there are also load-balancing set-ups,
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16-Mar-2009, 04:36 PM #11
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You're kidding, right?
nope
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zackx,
info for the uninitiated,
one way or another ANYTHING is do-able,
the question then becomes:
DO YOU R E A L L Y WANT TO PLAY [$$$$$$$] ???
.
you can look at dual wan routers,
we have some PePLink devices that seem to be okay,
doubt your current hardware would be any use then,
AND, these aren't exactly cheap either,
so......
.
another option,
there are also load-balancing set-ups,
ok, I will look into this
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25-Mar-2009, 04:29 AM #13
You're not kidding? OK. good luck with that.
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