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i was talking to a sale rep and he said one of these might work
http://www.electrostandards.com/ProductDetail/?productid=129
essentially i just need a physical switch that lets me go from one source to another i don't need high end routers. I'm just not sure if that would work.
I have no idea why he wants to do it in the first place but i'm just helping him out since hes going to be spending 40k at my shop.
he knows what hes doing hes the main tech guy for the RCMP in Ottawa he just doesn't want to tell me. Just wants to know if its posssible

If he knows what he is doing, I would question why he is asking you if it exists. If he is doing it as a backup for a company(which would be the only reason I could think of for him to be doing it), there are likely high end routers built for that. My networking knowledge is intermediate, so I cant help there, but I would guess most network engineers would already know what best practice is, so I think questioning whether or not there is a better way to do what he wants is valid.
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If he knows what he is doing, I would question why he is asking you if it exists. If he is doing it as a backup for a company(which would be the only reason I could think of for him to be doing it), there are likely high end routers built for that. My networking knowledge is intermediate, so I cant help there, but I would guess most network engineers would already know what best practice is, so I think questioning whether or not there is a better way to do what he wants is valid.

Don't get me wrong i find it weird also but he's not trying to use it as a backup for a company this is for home use.

I've heard about the routers but there quite pricey the dual NIC might be an easy cheap fix. I'll go over it with him.

i also can't justify the 200$ on the RJ45 a/b switch especially since theres a couple on amazon for 10-50$ but im not sure if that would work
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alright just spoke to him he just wants to be able to switch between them for fun really and having a physical switch like the RJ45 a/b switch would probably be the way to go
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alright just spoke to him he just wants to be able to switch between them for fun really and having a physical switch like the RJ45 a/b switch would probably be the way to go

He wants to pay for 2 ISPs (probably 40+ per month each, more likely higher) for the sole purpose of being able to switch between them for fun? I highly doubt it. It sounds like he is doing something fishy.
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He wants to pay for 2 ISPs (probably 40+ per month each, more likely higher) for the sole purpose of being able to switch between them for fun? I highly doubt it. It sounds like he is doing something fishy.

Quite possible but i'm just trying to find him a tool that will stop him from always plugging and unplugging his networks
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alright just spoke to him he just wants to be able to switch between them for fun really and having a physical switch like the RJ45 a/b switch would probably be the way to go

The thing is, if you use just one of those A/B switches. Its not seamless. Once he flips from A to B. His router will first determine, oh, WAN input is different? Whats going on? Resend request, receive response, establish and connect link. Basically, depending on the router he has. It can take from 30 secs to up to a minute or more for everything to swap over. Which, if he is streaming, gaming etc. Will have a impact.

Probably one of the cheaper dual WAN routers out there is the Cisco RV016. Can find it from ~$280-400. Works well, can have up to 7 WAN connections. Easy to setup fail over, or priority of needs.

OR: If he has a spare computer laying around, or can find a older pre made desktop. He can build a Untangle Box and do pretty much whatever he wants. http://www.untangle.com/
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The thing is, if you use just one of those A/B switches. Its not seamless. Once he flips from A to B. His router will first determine, oh, WAN input is different? Whats going on? Resend request, receive response, establish and connect link. Basically, depending on the router he has. It can take from 30 secs to up to a minute or more for everything to swap over. Which, if he is streaming, gaming etc. Will have a impact.
Probably one of the cheaper dual WAN routers out there is the Cisco RV016. Can find it from ~$280-400. Works well, can have up to 7 WAN connections. Easy to setup fail over, or priority of needs.

He wouldn't have it hooked up to a router it would be straight to a pc don't know if that would do the same thing. I'll check into the Cisco router thanks
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i had a buddy that wanted to do something similar he bought a dual wan router but he wasnt doing it for just "FUN" he wanted to run his torrents on one link and then have regular network traffic on the other so he didnt bog down his network with upload and download. (although a lot of this couldve been prevented using QOS) but im like other members buying another line to come into the home is just silly for the sole purpose of, "just for the fun of it" theres gotta be something he is trying to accomplish other then this the better thing to do instead of trying to find him a solution, try to find a way to talk him out of paying for another line into the home thats what a real friend would do lol thumb.gif
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