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Hi guys. I have a small torrent box with an atom pc and a gigabit lan card. Currently I have both ethernet ports (the atoms and the lan card) connected to my gigabit switch. The atom is only 100mbps so would I get any benefit from using both?

Also, what tools do you guys use to test your network bandwidth? I've been using Totusoft Lan Speed Test.

And finally do you think I would get a greater bandwidth if I tried an Intel GT card instead of an el-cheapo one that I am using?
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Im trying to understand exactly what you are talking about sorry I do not have experience with a torrent box. I clicked this thread because my motherboard has dual ethernet ports each with their own local ip address but i have software that is called teaming(teeming?) function that incorporates the 2 together for maximum bandwidth. I am interested in your said question so could you explain a little to me?
    
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Basically, I have a secondary smaller pc (like a nettop) that I can keep on 24/7 to download torrents (and sometimes back my files to). Because Im transferring a lot of files between my main pc and "torrent box", I was thinking of ways to get a faster connection speed. I can't use teaming (is that Intel only?) or the 802.3ad protocol (I think) because my switch doesn't support it.

I was actually wondering if I would get any benefit from using my second, slower 100 ethernet connection but reading other forums makes me think it is negligible, although Im not entirely sure.
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I'd just use the gigabit link.
You likely aren't saturating it, anyway.

Keep in mind you'd need a larger link on your other end as well to take advantage of any potential extra bandwidth.
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