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SantanuBarai
November 30th, 2011, 09:16 PM
I have 2 LAN cards. So 2 LAN ports. I have 2 different Internet connections.

Now I want to combine 2 connections so that I can get combined speed. That means if I have 1 MBps and 2 MBps connections the combined speed will be 1+2=3 MBps.

Is this possible? If yes then please tell me how.

jonobr
November 30th, 2011, 11:12 PM
Open to correction and my information may be dated,
but I used to work for a vendor company that used to make remote access head-end equipment for telcos for DSL, Cable and dial up access. Basically the euipment you connect to when your connecting to the internet
In most cases, the idea of link aggregation or bonding (or with dial up called MLPP- Multilink PPP) required all the calls, and connections to terminate on the one device and the device/ISP had to support it.

The device has to know the two channels belong to the same session and needs to know either to round robin data to the combined pipe or load balance data between the two.

Im not sure a lot has changed since then, but again , adding your two wan connections together used to require a lot more complexity and support from the carrier side the just bonding two ethernet connections as described here (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuBonding)

SantanuBarai
December 1st, 2011, 02:28 PM
Open to correction and my information may be dated,
but I used to work for a vendor company that used to make remote access head-end equipment for telcos for DSL, Cable and dial up access. Basically the euipment you connect to when your connecting to the internet
In most cases, the idea of link aggregation or bonding (or with dial up called MLPP- Multilink PPP) required all the calls, and connections to terminate on the one device and the device/ISP had to support it.

The device has to know the two channels belong to the same session and needs to know either to round robin data to the combined pipe or load balance data between the two.

Im not sure a lot has changed since then, but again , adding your two wan connections together used to require a lot more complexity and support from the carrier side the just bonding two ethernet connections as described here (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuBonding)

Thanks a lot for your king information. Let me check it out.

jonobr
December 1st, 2011, 05:53 PM
Hello

Just to reiterate,

Check with your ISP

If wan connections are supplied by the one ISP there may be a chance to bond or aggregate.
In the old (10 years ago) days, we used to support up to 16 bonded 64 k ISDN channels.