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 Post subject: Can a desktop have 2 active connections ?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:09 pm 
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I might have missed the boat but I was under the impression that a desktop computer can not have 2 active connections on at the same time, am I wrong ?


Can a computer have an active Ethernet connect through a router and still have a Wireless connection at the same time ?

Is this only possible if the Wireless connection is in Bridging mode ? Would this be deemed as a Software access point or is this entirely different ?

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 Post subject: Re: Can a desktop have 2 active connections ?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:16 pm 
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With a wired and a wireless connection and a typical desktop operating system, you probably won't be able to use the two connections simultaneously to make a single faster connection to your network. Desktop versions of Windows leave that functionality to the network driver, and there aren't a lot of network cards that can do it. It probably wouldn't help much on a home network anyway unless you're moving huge amounts of data back and forth amongst multiple computers.

But you can bridge the two and turn your computer into a makeshift wireless access point as you said. You can also make your computer into a makeshift router using ICS.


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