I have cable access and so does my neighbor. We both share files across the wan but I am looking for a way to allow each others computers to use the others modem for even faster uploads and downloads. Any ideas?
Originally posted by War Priest
Hey, one question, so what happens when one modem pulls the IP and gets into a TCP/IP war with the other modem for ownership of the IP address?
Just a thought, hope you thought of it too..
won't happen...ISPs use dhcp servers to dynamicly assing ip addresse. so that each computer has its own ip. if it does happen then both computers will get an error message and will have to request a new ip from the dhcp server. no 2 computers can have the same ip at the same time, on the internet.
It is possible to get double the upload speed, but it would require a local network (ie that really long Ethernet cable or a wireless connection) between the two computers and destributed computing. We do it all the time at work with our 4 T1 lines. We use destributed computing to get 4 times the download and upload speeds.
heres my dilemma, one of my friends grandfather has about 6 computers. We want to play games and download stuff, browse internet etc. Well hes got road runner but he always has winmx goin with 60 dl/ul and were left with like 3kbs to share. I was wondering if I split into another cable modem, He could have on entirly to himself for winmx/other file sharing programs, and we could have one entirely to ourselfs for games etc. Thats my problem
Well its probably a little out of the normal computer user's price range, but there are some high end routers like the Symantec Firewall VPN 200R Appliance ($839) that have two WAN ports that will allow two internet lines to be used simultaneously for additional speed.
Yes you could use two modems. One config that I have like that is. I have two routers connected to each modem. each router has a different private IP. Staticly assign each machine and point to the right gateway"router" that you want that machin eto go out.
So how would it be wired to work? Would I use a router or even 2 for that matter or maybe a hub, but they each only have 1 upload port. How would I combine the bandwidth between the 2 modems into 1 download.
I would try:
1. One computer as host, three NIC:s.
2. Both modems connected to that one (one in each NIC, LAN in third).
3. Router software better than ICS that can handle two or more WAN interfaces. Should be some out there.
That way all requests would be balanced onto both modems, sharing the bandwidth optimally. One problem could be that the requests come from two different IP:s when seen from the outside (Internet side). I'm not sure how or if this is handled.