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using 2 broadband connections on a single computer?

i am using two broadband connections ,Airtel & BSNL, on a single computer using two different LAN ethernet cards.i want to use one connection for surfing and one connection for purely download purpose. bridging the two connections doesn't work. what is the solution?

6 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Cancel 1 broadband, use that money to upgrade your other broadband to a faster speed. Much cheaper to get faster speed than sign up for a new broadband. Then you can surfing and downloading smoothly.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You can only do this if you have a second machine acting as a web proxy or router. If you go this route you may as well have one PC for surfing and one for downloading.

    If you have an old PC you could possibly configure it to act as a proxy / router using a linux distribution but you will probably need a third ethernet card.

    If you are doing a lot of downloading of movies and mp3's be careful as you might get caught ;)

  • 1 decade ago

    I agree with Huey. Upgrade one and cancel the other.

    However, if money is no question: IF you are only downloading from SPECIFIC known sites, AND you have a router that can have multiple WAN links (Cisco), you can setup static routes to force traffic over one link for individual IP addresses and ranges.

    You will not be able to do this just on your PC running windows. There might be a Linux solution out there with iptables.

  • 1 decade ago

    The only way I've seen this done is to use a router capable of multiple broadband connections. The router is configurable for merging/load balancing/failover between the two connections. Never seen it done with dual nics.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You can not do this in the way that you envision based on application, as far as I know. You should be able to set up your PC to route a portion of the IP address space to one connection and the remaining to the other.

  • 1 decade ago

    you cant :(

    your computer will see both connections but will use one for everything.

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