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Need help getting my LAN to 2Gbps

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EDIT: Nevermind figured it out, just need to buy a new switch now.

I'm trying to get a 2Gbps LAN connection going, as I am usually slowed down by 1Gbps.

Switch
Server Motherboards (2x RJ45 LAN Ports)
Computer Motherboard (1x Intel 82579V, 1x Realtek 8111F)

I'm really unsure what I need to buy or where to begin here. I heard I have to install some type of software on my computer to get the Realtek/Intel LANs to play together... I believe I just need to get a new switch and run some more ethernet cables?

Any help would be appreciated, never done this before.
Edited by Murlocke - 10/12/13 at 10:17pm
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You need a Smart Switch at allows LACP.
What that enables is that two ports to be bonded together.

One I'd recommend is the Netgear SmartSwitch

For example this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPQqb1ZvYY8

Also if I may ask what are you doing with >100TB of storage.
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How much data are you looking to push anyway?
A lot of times you'll have 2 Gbit aggregate bandwidth from the server but singular clients could only utilize one link in either direction.

Intra-server transfers for that much data it'd probably be worth the investment for 10 gbit NICs or something like IPoIB..
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