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Ok, so I want to bring in 2 internet connections via ethernet that are 8mb download, 1mb upload each, and link them at a router and load balance them and output them as 1 ethernet connection. Reason for doing this is cost effective bandwidth. they are $89.99/ea and that's a hellofalot cheaper than a t1.

I need a router to do this though - what have you guys got EXPERENCE with? I can use google and find a lot. I want to know what you've personally used and what you thought about it.
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I personally have no expeience with a load balancing router, however i have a different suggestion.

You intend to use a hardware firewall in your network if recall properly. If you opted to build one as opposed to buying one it could do this for you, and then pass the combined connections to your router as a single connection. You could easily build a celeron or Atahalon 64 box for $300.00 ish dollars, run a purpose built secured linux distro, and install all of your security on this box. Just the same problem from a different angle


OHH yeah. have you checked to see if you can get FIOS in your area??? I believe their prices are mind blowing, like a 50\\10 for $150.00 a month... smokes DSL if it's an option.
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I have considered making a dedicated computer for it... I'm pretty sure its more trouble than worth though... still not ruling it out...

There is no FIOS in my area, unfortunately
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I would suggest this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833127069

It really depends on what you want to do, and how much you want to spend also.
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I want this thing to balance 2 incoming internet connections, route traffic, and act as a firewall. Lets stay around or under $1500. GO!
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