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Old 09-18-2008, 06:21 AM   #1
firdavs_abc
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configure pc to work as a dual wan router


Can I configure (convert) pc to dual wan router. if yes, then how? What software and os I need?

The office where I work has internet connection via satellite (Bentley Walker's). The internet speed is 512/128 kbps dynamic.

We want to connect another assymetric satellite internet connection (with only download option).

I need that server (router) should always use first inet connection for upload and use both inet connections for download in schedule. For example: Between 7AM to 11AM first ISP after 11AM second ISP.

Can the pc configured as a router handle it?

I dont know whether or not any version of linux with special software can do it. I have little information about linux.

Please be descriptive in your posts.
 
Old 09-19-2008, 04:01 PM   #2
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yes im sure it can be done with a PC. Windows or Linux would work. but why why on earth would you want to use a PC rather than a real Cisco Router
you can buy them off of ebay for cheap and they will be a lot easier to use than a PC would be.
 
Old 04-02-2009, 12:48 AM   #3
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Linux Dual WAN Guide

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Can I configure (convert) pc to dual wan router. if yes, then how? What software and os I need?
Yes, this can be done with a PC. Linux is well-suited to a task like this. No special software should be required, beyond packages that are included in most distributions. There is a guide on how to set up a dual WAN setup with Linux that should prove helpful.

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I need that server (router) should always use first inet connection for upload and use both inet connections for download in schedule. For example: Between 7AM to 11AM first ISP after 11AM second ISP.
If you build on the steps outlined in the dual wan guide above, and add a cronjob to re-weight the interfaces at the appropriate times, you should be able to achieve this functionality with minimal hassle.

Hope that helps!

Last edited by SiliconViper; 10-15-2010 at 07:24 PM. Reason: Fixed broken links.
 
  


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