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Old 08-08-2004, 05:15 PM   #1
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Question Dual broadband connections and linux?

Hello everyone

Ive asked something like this on the forum before and it never got answered. SO I hope that this time someone will post anything, even a thought about this. I am thinking about getting two broadband connections at my house. I currently have 300k cable Internet access and its not enough for my lan parties. I was looking into getting a twin wan router and a DSL connection to try and beef up my network so we wont lag as bad. Now here comes the fun part. The only company that I know of that makes a twin wan router is Xincom Now the cheapest router they offer only does load balancing on the transfer of packets , NOT on the receive. They do sell a router that will do loadbalancing for both TXandRX but its like an insane amount of money. Is there anyway that I can use our favorite operating system good Ol' Linux to make something that can do this. Or am I going to be forced to shell out the cash on one of these routers. Also will I even notice a difference in gaming online if I use a router that only loadbalances on the transmit packets? Any thoughts or comments would be great! Thanks!
Old 08-08-2004, 05:26 PM   #2
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I did find something that may help

Well to answer my own question I did find a howto on it, but it looks like alot of fun. This could be an all nighter. My other question still stands though. Will I notice a difference in my games? Anyone?


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