Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Avi, Nov 27, 2003.

  1. Avi

    Avi Guest

    i have several computers hooked up on a network, among 3 houses. One
    of the computers is running windows xp, and internet connection
    sharing, which provides internet to the rest of the network. Recently
    we have optained another rogers account, in another house, which we
    would like bonded, to possibly increase our internet speed. After
    reasearching a bit, we've come across many part solutions involving a
    linux box. Say we do get a linux box, running Red Hat, how would we
    bond the 2 internet connections together.
    Avi, Nov 27, 2003
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  2. Bonding has to be done at both ends. So you would either need a
    cooperative ISP, or access to some other internet host faster than your 2
    connections combined. In fact if the remote bonding host had only 1
    internet connection, it would have to be more than twice as fast as your 2
    connections combined, to reach full speed. And I do not know who would
    let you do that, because they would get blamed for anything you do even if
    unintentional (your traffic would appear to come from their IP).

    What you could do more easily is more specific routing, load balancing or
    using the other connection for backup (see Adv-Routing HOWTO).
    David Efflandt, Nov 27, 2003
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  3. I have not tested this myself...
    So, if you get it to work, please post how - TIA.

    For multiple PPP links have a look here:

    And this looks like it might work for any two links:
    Menno Duursma, Nov 27, 2003
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    James Knott Guest

    Super Glue? ;-)


    Fundamentalism is fundamentally wrong.

    To reply to this message, replace everything to the left of "@" with
    James Knott, Nov 27, 2003
  5. This is a dual-headed problem -- you can't fix it from JUST your end. The
    ISP will need to configure their end, too.

    Jacob Westenbach, Nov 28, 2003
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    Vincent Fox Guest

    About the best you are going to get, is to round-robin the
    two interfaces. Search in the advanced routing howto for
    ip route equalize. Thus connection 1 goes out eth0 and
    connection 2 goes out eth1 and round and round. It does
    manage to balance out the load in a crude fashion, although
    you are never going to get the double the speed. In fact I
    can't see how you would get double the speed unless you had
    same routers on each end of ISP connection doing something.
    Cisco also does this, but odds are you are being cheap.
    If you want a faster connection, you are probably going
    to have to pay for a faster one. Not to mention your
    network diagram is a bit incomplete, leaving it difficult
    to provide much more advice. Most solutions assume you
    have a router in a single location, since you have apparently
    3 houses and ISP connections are in different houses it's
    hard to see how to accomplish what you want.
    Vincent Fox, Nov 29, 2003
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    Avi Guest

    About the best you are going to get, is to round-robin the

    We have all the computers from all 3 houses connected to one HUB, the
    first computer in the first house, has windows xp and a rogers
    connection, which routes the internet connection via 'Microsoft
    Internet Connection Sharing' thats built into the operating system.
    That has worked fine up to now. The second house now has rogers @home
    set up to it, just like the first house. The second house has a
    computer has the internet connection and shares it using the 'MS
    internet connection sharing, provided by windows xp. It is the same
    setup as the first house. The problem is, the other computers on the
    network can only receive internet off one gateway, either from house
    #1 or house #2, istn' there a way that we can bridge the 2 gateways?,
    windows xp doesn't show the 2 gateways in 'Internet Connections', it
    only shows one.
    Avi, Dec 3, 2003
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    Sep 20, 2012
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    Bonding routers...

    Try win7 it has a simple bridge function built in or go to win7 and use microsoft's virtual router for win7 (it's pretty coo:)l).
    4HUNTER4, Sep 20, 2012
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