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My board has two ethernet ports, I wanna know is it possible to get both ports work at the same time. I monitor ethernet #1 it has more activities than ethernet #2 (The sent and received activities). What is the purpose to have two ethernet ports?

Thanks in advance.
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Motherboard manufacturers really need to put a label on mobos with dual Ethernet ports or something. (theses posts come up every now and then)

You can use them for pretty much one purpose, to share your internet connection with another computer. You cannot increase your internet speed with them, you cannot really even increase lan file transfers with them.

Sorry I don't have a more fun answer, but its the truth.
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Not to hijack your thread but i have a similar question. I connect through a a wireless pci card on my computer, and in the same room i have a xbox. My question is, is there a way to have it so my xbox connects through the ehternet port on my mobo.

Here's my mobo in case that matters.
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Child_OD open up the network connection properties in windows, select both the connections, right mouse click and select bridge connections. Should work like a charm, but I advise you it will more than likely be laggy.

By the way Silver_WRX02 if its any consolation I've spent half of today trying to figure out how to get my two ports aggregated just for lan transfers. I still have not found a solution even for that.
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If I bridged both ports, will my connection to the router more stable and less lag? I bridged both ports and it feels like a little better, but I'm not so sure it makes the difference or not. But browsing the web got faster and login to live messenger took less time, too.
Edited by Silver_WRX02 - 5/31/08 at 11:48pm
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ideally if you can get it to work correctly:

to have one for upload
and have the other for download to reduce lag
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Originally Posted by Child_OD View Post
Not to hijack your thread but i have a similar question. I connect through a a wireless pci card on my computer, and in the same room i have a xbox. My question is, is there a way to have it so my xbox connects through the ehternet port on my mobo.

Here's my mobo in case that matters.
Yeah you can do that. I helped my buddy use his girlfriend's laptop to do the same thing. We had the laptop wireless connected, and we hooked up the XBOX360 to the ethernet port.

There's a setting in XP to share the internet connection with other computers.
    
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I only can get both ports work at the same time. But I think dual work at the same time better than single.
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