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post #11 of 19
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You can even get network cards with 4 connections, but I can't imagine what you'd need a 4 gigabit connection in your house for.
especially when the data becomes bottleknecked by the 8mb/s internet outside
post #12 of 19
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especially when the data becomes bottleknecked by the 8mb/s internet outside
Exactly! Although, you COULD team up 4 separate internet connections if you hooked those 4 ports up to cable modems instead of a router/switch.
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Well, I kinda like the idea of bridging them to a 2GB lane... I might try that out, and see how she does.

Right now, one of my ports has 44,000up and 60,000down, and the other has 230,000up and 1,300,000 down (packets sent FYI). I am obviously getting more packets through one than the other. Maybe I need to try this "load balancing" tactic? Info?

Thanks guys for clearing up my misconception of the whole up/downstream thing.
    
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I'd like to get a MB with dual RJ45, and I was also wanting to know the advantages. All the sales hype tags them as upstream/downstream (At least that's what Logan on TigerDirect says, lol). I'd like to see a detailed guide/thread on this somewhere if anyone knows the location of one to post or can create one. Thanks! +1 for KinZee for asking a great question!
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I'd like to get a MB with dual RJ45, and I was also wanting to know the advantages. All the sales hype tags them as upstream/downstream (At least that's what Logan on TigerDirect says, lol). I'd like to see a detailed guide/thread on this somewhere if anyone knows the location of one to post or can create one. Thanks! +1 for KinZee for asking a great question!
A motherboard having dual RJ45 connectors doesn't mean squat.

It needs to SPECIFICALLY say that it supports load balancing or they are just two separate network connections.
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Bump for a good topic.
post #17 of 19
You can configure both ethernet cards and configure them with separate IP's. But Having one for upload and one for download will not effectively increase your internet performance. In fact it may slow it down a little. You would need a load balancing router and two internet connections to speed up your internet connection. I would say the only practical reason to use dual NICs is if you have your PC set up as some kind of a file server for your LOCAL network that you can bind something like an FTP server to a specific ip to take load off of your other NIC.
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To my knowledge, all OMB Dual nics only allow your pc to be connected to two seperate networks. Load balancing is usually only handled by higher end routers due to hardware requirements. Although, there may be a MOBO that does do this, and if so I too would like to see the performance results.

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I am currently using a 790I Mobo and it indeed has two NIC's. nVidia's Control Panal has a networking configurationthat allows you to combine the two NIC's and I have tried both ways single and dual. I did notice a conciderable difference when I combined the two.
Also instead of the LAN connection stating that I am connected at 100mb/s it now says 200mb/s.

dont know if this helps...
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