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Hi guys, i need help setting up a dual lan connection. im currently using my PC as a "printer" server. Obviously i have a computer shop. and my problem is this.

LAN 1 = Printer, Network sharing, Lan games (also got a internet connection but kinda slow because 10 pc is connected to it.)
LAN 2 = ISP ( Internet connection) (My own connection so that i wont share internet speed)

I want to do a dual lan because my lan 1 internet connection is kinda slow because 10 computer already using it. But my problem is how can i share my printer.

So dual lan is possible? If its possible, can you tell me what to do? Like network settings. etc etc.

SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH. I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND IT. frown.gif
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You want a load balancer.

So ether a dual wan Router that acts as a load balancer, maybe some protocol on the server itself.

Or get a Router with OpenWRT installed onto it and use Multiwan.
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If I understood it right, what you want to do is possible. The problem is just that I don't know if Windows will set up the "routing table" right for this without doing it manually on the command line.

What might work is to just plug both cables into the two network adapters on your PC. Connecting to the printer and PCs on "LAN 1" should just work. To make Internet go through "LAN 2", try to set your "LAN 2" connection as the default. Windows might then automatically set things up so that LAN 2's gateway is used for addresses on the Internet and not LAN 1.
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Sounds kind of cobbled together, maybe a revamp of your deployment would be a good idea.

As stated, you could just manage the default route in Windows.
ie -> route add 0.0.0.0 mask 0.0.0.0 gateway-ip

Or delete/remove the 'non-desirable' internet one.
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