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What would I do with 2 LAN ports why do I need them? Looks cool i'm just confused about it. thinking.gif
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The only thing I can think of is so you can let another device piggyback your network connection if you don't want to run another cable to the switch/router. Just run a shorter one to your PC. It's called "Bridging".

You can also team the ports together so they work together however there is no practical use for this in the home.
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Originally Posted by Outcasst View Post

The only thing I can think of is so you can let another device piggyback your network connection if you don't want to run another cable to the switch/router. Just run a smaller one to your PC.
You can also team the ports together so they work together however there is no practical use for this in the home.

My motherboard has 2 Lan Ports and i used to team then until it stopped working and there is a Practical Use before i teamed them my down was 40 ish and my up was 20-25ish and when they where teamed Down 45 ish Up 40 ish
 
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I have 2 LAN ports as well. One is connected to my high speed internet line on a 10.0.0.XXX network, and the other port is connected to the slower internet connection on a 192.168.1.XXX network that my homeserver, HTPC, and room mates laptop run off of.
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My motherboard has 2 Lan Ports and i used to team then until it stopped working and there is a Practical Use before i teamed them my down was 30 ish and my up was 20-25ish and when they where teamed Down 45 ish Up 40 ish

Then you have a problem somewhere else.

Teaming doesn't increase overall bandwidth, it just uses one port for sending and one port for receiving.

However I assume you're talking about your internet connection, I would say that's just co-incidence. Single or dual ports, there would be no bottleneck.
Edited by Outcasst - 2/23/12 at 6:50pm
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But if you only have one connection ISP, teaming does not matter right, It's not going to doubleyour speed right?
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