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What is the purpose of dual network?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bja1288, Aug 3, 2006.

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  1. bja1288

    bja1288 Thread Starter

    Jul 5, 2006
    Just wondering how some of you use this function of some of the newer motherboards. Also, I just built a new system with a 250gb drive and when installing xp pro it only recognized 137gb, so I used Seagate Partition manager to give me a second partition that was about 100gb- is there any way to make the original boot partition larger? or am I stuck with 2 partitions which are 137 and 100.... Thanks!
  2. nj12nets


    Feb 8, 2005
    what filesystem di you format with? how did you partition the drives? from the xp boot disc? if so you can set the partition size from available space. Now you could probalby use partition magic 8 and it would let you mmess around with the drive
  3. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    You need a Windows XP CD with SP1 or SP2 to have an intial partition greater then 127GB.

    You can make your own, here's how: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...nufactory=1317&SubCategory=72&Description=UPS

    Or you can use something like Partition Magic to resize the partitions or merge them. But having two partitions is good for a basic backup, it can keep your data files seperate from your programs, which is good for when the operating system craps out.

    Dual network cards aren't useful for most people. But some peopel use it share an internet connection or be part of two independent networks.
  4. StumpedTechy


    Jul 7, 2004
    Dual nics can be used a number of ways -

    1) You can set it up as a failover. 2) Some allow for shotgunning which increase its network throughput (this won't help any WAN situation) 3) You can use ICS or do some kind of bridge with them.
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