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Old 03-22-2017, 10:30 PM   #1
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I have a internal server. All traffic is mirrored to it, and it servers other functions, such as hosting stuff. I would like to have two dedicated ethernet ports. In theory, I believe that it will increase speeds, whereas just one ethernet cable would create a network bandwidth bottleneck. I set both NICs on the same subnet. I.E. and Will this work? Maybe I need to just have one physical NIC card?
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Hey sniper,

Probably the easiest solution is two NICS and bond them to a single IP, which would simplify things like mirroring your traffic to the internal service port (unless you have a burning urge to implement load balancing between IPs on the same machine... an interesting academic exercise but not one that's likely to impress your boss )

Hope that helps.

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Old 03-27-2017, 06:07 AM   #3
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What are you trying to achieve? Some sort of NIC teaming?

Well, maybe you're right it will increase the speed in your local network.

But once it goes to your Internet service provider, then you are limited to the speed you're subscribed to. Unless, of course you own the ISP then you can set or throttle your own bandwidth.

Search the web with these keyword: a. NIC Teaming b. NIC Bonding

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