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Multiple Internet Connections - 1 Router

Multiple Internet Connections - 1 Router

Multiple Internet Connections - 1 Router

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We have a medium sized business and are looking to connect our 3 regional offices as well as run a small web server.  We have a cable modem connection and would like to add a DSL connection in case that goes down.  How would we go about sharing the badwidth of the two different internet connections? TIA

RE: Multiple Internet Connections - 1 Router

It would take two separate NIC cards, one for each network and two separate routers, one for each network.  This would allow connection to both networks simutaneously.  If you didn't want to do that, you would have to reconfigure your network connection when you changed from one network to the other.

RE: Multiple Internet Connections - 1 Router

The easiest solution for me would be to place a router with 3 ethernet ports in your LAN.  One ethernet for your computer's LAN and the other 2 for the internet connections.  Then you can configure your router to load balance the 2 internet connections.  And then if one went down, the other would just pick up all that traffic.

RE: Multiple Internet Connections - 1 Router

(OP)
Yes, I discovered that one recently too.  As far as cost goes, in an office setting $400 is not much at all for something that simplifies this kind of connection.  Thanks.

RE: Multiple Internet Connections - 1 Router

All the stuff above is correct but allot of work.
Call the guys at SonicWallDepot.com 1-888-367-7367 ask for Garry, (you can say you were referred by Ed of JERA Services)
and look at the Astro product line. They have a device that shares up to 4 WANs and load balances as well as many other features.
All in 1 simple device.
Check it out:
http://www.astrocorp.com/

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