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Support => Networking => Topic started by: zebedeeboss on November 14, 2017, 02:15:04 am

Title: [SOLVED] Work with two internet connections at the same time [Answer NO]
Post by: zebedeeboss on November 14, 2017, 02:15:04 am
Hi

I have two internet service providers in my home and was wondering can I use one over Wi-Fi and the other wired and somehow combine the two to get extra bandwidth on my main PC ?

Regards Zeb...
Title: Re: Work with two internet connections at the same time
Post by: PCNetSpec on November 14, 2017, 05:52:10 am
No...

I don't care what any other website SUGGEST, sure you can aggregate network interfaces, but think how the packets go out/in .. they are tagged with identifiers so they can be reassembled at the other end (same applies for incoming packets) so in your scenario they'd not appear to be part of the same message and couldn't be reassembled .. half would be ignored, and the other half dropped because there's missing bits .. if that made sense (?)

You CAN aggregate the connections, but it would be more as a load balancing measure where ALL packets are sent via one connection or the other.

It's explained quite well in the answer that starts "It's a little bit old question, but if you still want to know.."
https://askubuntu.com/questions/53499/how-to-merge-multiple-internet-connections-into-one

The only way this would work is if you had an intermediary (say a server somewhere) with a faster connection than both of your connections that could reassemble them and send them out on the single fast connection .. there are services that do this such as:
http://speedify.com/
Title: Re: Work with two internet connections at the same time
Post by: zebedeeboss on November 14, 2017, 06:12:17 am
Hi

Thanks for the speedy reply

Regards Zeb...