LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 10-23-2004, 10:39 PM   #1
vanv101
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question Multiple Wireless Connections


Is it possible to somehow connect to multiple wireless connections at one time to maximize my download speed? I want to somehow maximize download speeds using multiple cable modem connections fed through wireless routers. Wasnt sure on the possibility of this. Not sure if it matters, but I am on a Centrino laptop.
 
Old 10-23-2004, 11:08 PM   #2
Shade
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Burke, VA
Distribution: RHEL, Slackware, Ubuntu, Fedora
Posts: 1,418
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 46
I'm not aware of a way to do this... It sounds feasable, but I think it would require extra client-side software. Something that can download different parts of the file, coordinated, and then put it back together. Since a resume functionality works with wget and kget and other programs of the like, It should be somewhat of a simple matter to patch in the ability to grab different parts of the file at the same time -- over different net connections.
Thing is, I don't think there's much of a demand for this sort of program. How many people have multiple simultaneous connections available at a given time? Also, you'll still be limited by the bandwidth of the host.

--Shade
 
Old 10-23-2004, 11:10 PM   #3
Ghost_runner
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Kansas City, MO
Distribution: Mint (Cinnamon)
Posts: 276

Rep: Reputation: 30
you could, if your server allowed multi-link. your best bet is switch to 802.11g card, it allows rates up to 64M while b is only good to 11M I use 11M 802.11b card, and can watch movies and stream music. mandrake (all 4 disks) took less than 2 hours to bittorrent d/l thru cable modem. If you are a true speed junkie, and have the dinero, go with a firewire or optical connection
 
Old 10-23-2004, 11:19 PM   #4
Shade
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Burke, VA
Distribution: RHEL, Slackware, Ubuntu, Fedora
Posts: 1,418
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 46
G is 54mbit/s.

But anyway, we're talking wireless here -- of course optical or firewire would be optimum for transfer from the modem to your unit, but what if you're using a network shared connection? Also, this doesn't help increase the bandwidth you're getting from the cable modem itself.

--Shade
 
Old 10-24-2004, 12:16 AM   #5
DarkCaesar
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Distribution: Slackware 10 Kernel 2.4.26
Posts: 35

Rep: Reputation: 15
let me get this straight so a g is 54mbit/s so that's 6.75 megabytes per second so it's slower than a 10 megabyte ethernet card?
 
Old 10-24-2004, 01:42 AM   #6
Shade
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Burke, VA
Distribution: RHEL, Slackware, Ubuntu, Fedora
Posts: 1,418
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 46
Well, that would be true if there were such a thing as a 10 megabyte/second card... there are 10Mbit/s cards, though

When you're talking networking, you're normally talking in bits, not bytes. All the same unit.

--Shade
 
Old 10-24-2004, 04:07 AM   #7
SiegeX
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 171

Rep: Reputation: 38
There are 128Megabyte/second ethernet cards, they are called Gigabit

Anyway, the linux kernel provides 'bonding' drivers which allow you to do this as long as you have an interface. I know it works with ethernet, not positive about wireless but I dont see why it wouldnt work.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/bonding

Last edited by SiegeX; 10-24-2004 at 04:10 AM.
 
Old 10-24-2004, 07:39 AM   #8
y0shi
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Boston, MA
Distribution: SUSE 9.1, Slackware 10.0
Posts: 95

Rep: Reputation: 15
bah you'll find that shades point overwhelms in this issue...only in special circumstances will this help. probably not worth the time, but if you want a little project then cool.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vpn Multiple connections rdwiljam Linux - Networking 0 09-29-2005 04:43 PM
Multiple Connections with OpenBSD and PF IMNOboist Linux - Networking 0 04-29-2005 11:34 PM
multiple wireless connections on a lap top poeta_boy Linux - Wireless Networking 18 01-30-2005 07:58 PM
Multiple internet connections kojie Linux - Networking 2 12-08-2004 03:19 PM
multiple ethernet connections in redhat 8.0 kkempter Linux - Networking 3 02-07-2003 03:38 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:26 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration