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Hey OC.net,

back about a couple months when i was buying a new system, i came across the option of getting a gigabyte x38-dq6 or a x38-ds5... i opted for a slightly cheaper option of the ds5 since the only difference was an extra lan port (according to the salesman)... i was just looking up to see if an extra port was of any use besides connecting to two different routers?

can you use 2 ports to maximize bandwidth on one router? do I need software? what are the actual benefits of this extra port? and if anyone does have this feature, what are u using it for?
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I guess you could bridge the connections to try and maximize use but it would still probably only use one of them.

Most people use them for ICS for instance if you want that machine to act as the gateway on your network.
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Hey Overclock.net,

back about a couple months when i was buying a new system, i came across the option of getting a gigabyte x38-dq6 or a x38-ds5... i opted for a slightly cheaper option of the ds5 since the only difference was an extra lan port (according to the salesman)... i was just looking up to see if an extra port was of any use besides connecting to two different routers?

can you use 2 ports to maximize bandwidth on one router? do I need software? what are the actual benefits of this extra port? and if anyone does have this feature, what are u using it for?
Benefits for a standard user = zero.

If the motherboard and router supports "Teaming", you can use two ports to either double bandwidth or add redundency. However, home users have no need for a 2Gb line and redundency isn't really needed. Servers on the other hand...
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Benefits for a standard user = zero.

If the motherboard and router supports "Teaming", you can use two ports to either double bandwidth or add redundency. However, home users have no need for a 2Gb line and redundency isn't really needed. Servers on the other hand...
That's interesting. Do you know of any router/mobo combos that support this?
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Just as they said. I used mine for ICS until i got my router.
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That's interesting. Do you know of any router/mobo combos that support this?
680i/780i does and any DD-WRT unlocked router should. However, it is pointless for most users and is usually a pain to get up and running.
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yeah to be honest for just a home user it seems completely useless... i already max my home connection at 800KB/s which is much less than what one port is capable of...

so i guess only servers benefit atm... wish i had a 1000Mbs connection (just like ?sweden?)
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