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post #11 of 20
I personally use one port as a dedicated line for my virtual machine web servers and the another port for the host operating system.
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Acually both connections can better be used in teaming as mentioned above, the only problem with that is teaming is only supported in Windows Server 2003 as of right now I believe. Unless there is some software out there for current Os's
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post #13 of 20
Here's a neat thing I do at a friends place. He has two seperate net connections because of his dad wanting a seperate one since my friend downloads a ton. I take the direct cable from both cable modems, plug them into my comp, bridge the connection and HOT DAMN! It's really fast actually... I'd love a second net connection in my house but I can't really justify it since I'd think I'd use it for gaming.
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post #14 of 20
simple answer..

You can use it for "teaming" if your other hardware supports it, or you can bridge connections and allow internet sharing with another computer.

Just putting it in english...
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post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by wheth4400 View Post
Acually both connections can better be used in teaming as mentioned above, the only problem with that is teaming is only supported in Windows Server 2003 as of right now I believe. Unless there is some software out there for current Os's
Bandwidth Teaming is also poorly managed by the Windows even if you coould set it up... not recommended.
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post #16 of 20
On my new build I have a wireless adapter and an RJ45 connector both hooked up and it allows both to handle my net traffic instead of just one.
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post #17 of 20
You can also take your direct connection from your broadband/cable connection modem into one, filter everything, and then output to the second to your wireless router or switch. I do that with a Linux box acting as a firewall and ftp server and then connect my desktop and two laptops through the wireless router. Just another use, I suppose.
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post #18 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by b3owolf View Post
On my new build I have a wireless adapter and an RJ45 connector both hooked up and it allows both to handle my net traffic instead of just one.
Did you do any special configuration? Are you sure that all the network traffic is going on one device? Check the packets sent/recieved on both.
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post #19 of 20
before I got a router:

One to the net

One with a crossover for my laptop
post #20 of 20
Loop it with a crossover and fight them to the death!
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