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So I have a wireless and wired card in my rig and want to use both at the same time for different applications. For example I would like to use the wireless network for browsing and the wired network for downloads.

I feel like this should be possible, but don't know how to do it.
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it won't work.

*edit* why if u need to know, example Asymetric routing, you send packet A out, the router expects to send recturn pack back to said NIC.

The only way you could possibly have this work is if you had a static addresses you were downloading from. Then you would still have to trick your system to only send those frames out the specific NIC.
Edited by bratas - 3/4/11 at 2:47pm
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I don't see why it wouldn't work from the networking side. Both the wireless and wired interface have separate MAC addresses and IP addresses, so to the network they should just be two independent systems? Also, what if they are not even connected to the same network, I would also think that would work from a networking point of view.

I was thinking that any potential problem would be getting the operating system to use a different interface depending on the program.
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If they are not connected at the same time there is no issue. But your OS will default one as a primary and your traffic will be sent and received out it if both are connected.
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Why would you even want to do this?
Wired is already much faster and more reliable on your LAN, unless you're trying to whore someone elses bandwidth at the same time.
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I've done it for a couple things. It's not a dynamic click-and-go process. You have to configure windows routing table to take destination address subnet blocks and forward them out a specific interface using a lower then default metric. It's not hard, it's just tedious..

Check out the 'route' command in windows..
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Originally Posted by beers View Post
Why would you even want to do this?
Wired is already much faster and more reliable on your LAN, unless you're trying to whore someone elses bandwidth at the same time.
Me and my neighbors are good friends so we were considering using my connection for most of the heavy downloading and using his for anything else.
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I've done it for a couple things. It's not a dynamic click-and-go process. You have to configure windows routing table to take destination address subnet blocks and forward them out a specific interface using a lower then default metric. It's not hard, it's just tedious..

Check out the 'route' command in windows..
So if I understand you correctly only specific subnets or addresses that I specify would be rerouted to the other interface? So this would work for fairly easily for using one interface connected to my LAN and the other for everything else but not so easy for rerouting some internet traffic but not other internet traffic.
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Originally Posted by Xazen View Post
but not so easy for rerouting some internet traffic but not other internet traffic.
Huh?

Take Youtube for instance. If you want all your Youtube video's to run though your Ethernet you have to run a whois on their site information, chase down the subnet block and add a static route in windows routing table.
Code:
route -p add 74.125.0.0 mask 255.255.0.0  <default-gateway-ip> if <interface-id> metric 1
Got it? Good..
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