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How to bind two different internet bandwidth into one?

Discussion in 'Networks' started by mrbari, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. mrbari

    mrbari Bit Poster

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    I have got one adsl internet connection which is 2 Meg and another one for backup which is 512kbps (not the adsl). I would like to bind these two together to get the maximum output. So can anyone tell me how to do that? What equipment do i need to make it work?
     
  2. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    It can be done, but you'll need a very expensive load balancing router.

    In all honesty, it's not worth it.

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  3. ThomasMc

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    Wouldn't a load balancer be limited by the max link speed on each connection? It would need to be bonded, no?
     
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  4. danielno8

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    I'm not so sure it would be that expensive for the router. We had two 2Mb lines bonded to a 26xx Cisco router, and i don't think they cost that much nowadays. Could be wrong though..

    That said though, you would probably need to spend £$£$ on an appropriate ADSL WIC's....

    when factoring in ALL the costs though, i'm sure you would probably be cheaper getting a faster line...
     
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    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Yes, of course it will. An example of load balancing:-

    You're downloading on line A and maxing out the download speed on this line.

    You're browsing on line B. Your browsing speed won't be affected by the download (up to the maximum speed on line B)


    Bonding (more specifically circuit bonding) is the process of actually combining two or more lines to make a faster 'single' line.

    This is far more expensive than load balancing and isn't really feasible for you and me. In addition it needs to be supported by the ISP (which in this case it probably isn't) and requires far more kit than load balancing too.

    PM me if you want more details.

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    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Ding ding ding, we have a winner :p

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    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    WIC's are only used when you're connecting to a WAN which the OP wouldn't be doing.

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  8. danielno8

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    ding ding ding :)
     
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    ADSL is the WAN ??
     
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    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    I reiterate - The OP wouldn't need additional WIC's in order to load balance his two lines using a load balancing router. :p

    Right... time to leave this thread be lol.

    Just get a faster line OP!

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  11. danielno8

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    using a load balancing router he may not, but he didn't specify it was a load balancing router he wanted, he just wanted to be able to utilise both lines as one...
     
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    Xrio box?
     
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  13. ThomasMc

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    I get you Q :), could you use a Cisco 877(Love these routers :)) adsl in the pots and the other connection in on of the FE ports(pppoe or something), pop in 2 default routes and use CEF to balance the routes?
     
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    Which, as previously stated, would require circuit bonding. I did say in a previous post that bonding would require far more equipment and when I last checked WIC's did fall into this category :p

    The point of a forum is to offer other suggestions to the poster and bat the idea around, not to nit-pick.

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    They are not in my good books at the moment :p
     
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    exactly what i did by mentioning bonding - at no point was i picking nits....
     
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    A misunderstanding then, I didn't mean any offence.

    ...Though ThomasMc and his sniper cat mentioned bonding first (see the intentional hypocrisy? :p)

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  18. danielno8

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    Aye it was the cats fault :D
     
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    Thomas - Celtic or Rangers?
     
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