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 Post subject: Dual WAN - Cable and DSL
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:25 pm 
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Hey there,

Dual WAN networking connection:

At the moment I find myself with a DSL and Cable connection. I'm wondering if there is a simple way to bridge these connections. From what I've read the easiest way would be a Dual WAN router. However, every review I've read, about every single dual WAN router (that costs less than $500), is not encouraging. Are there any reasonably priced, well received, dual WAN routers out there that I've missed? Even a good one hardware wise, that has the option to upgrade with 3rd party firmware, is a fine solution. I do a lot on the internet, but a good gaming experience is my number 1 priority.

Or - I do have a lot of computers, but I really only care about 1 being able to take advantage of the dual networks. I already have two NIC cards in this PC; it's running Windows XP which natively supports bridging and I have multiple routers. Is this feasible? From what I've read this doesn't seem to be too hard to set up but it will be an either/or situation, not taking advantage of both and splitting the workload.

Opinions? Suggestions?

Thanks for your time!

Justin


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 Post subject: Re: Dual WAN - Cable and DSL
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:06 pm 
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Since there's no point in repeating myself.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum ... w=0&nojs=0

In short, unless you're able to find some software that turns your PC into a dual wan router, or willing/able to write it yourself, you can pretty much forget solving this problem at the client.


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 Post subject: Re: Dual WAN - Cable and DSL
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:18 pm 
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Yah that was pretty much my take - the dual WAN router seemed to be the way to go.

So back to the first portion of my post then: Anyone have any suggestions on a good dual WAN router? The reviews on every one I've looked at have been more bad than good.


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 Post subject: Re: Dual WAN - Cable and DSL
PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:47 am 
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Try this:

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Du ... h_failover


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