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I am going to setup backup internet connection, which can be used with primary connection for faster internet access.. So

1.) i can get wired backup connections .. so my question is what kind of Router will work? i am having LinkSys Wireless G Home Router.. Is it possible to put 2 internet connections? and use both at same time?? and get higher speed??

or

2.) I can have wireless USB card ... But right now i am unable to use both at same time.. internet is accessible with either wired or wireless..

Any other suggestions??

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If I understand your question correctly, you want a second WAN (internet) connection which acts as a failover in case the first WAN connection dies. If both connections are wired links, you need a router that can handle both connections (called dual-WAN) and can use both connections at the same time (called load-balancing).

This is possible, but the question may be better suited to serverfault.com.

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okay.. if anyone with sufficient writes can move it to Serverfault.com i don't mind it.. :) –  Nachiket Oct 11 '09 at 15:58
    
just go ask the same question on SF. you might get some assistance here, so leave this one here. –  quack quixote Oct 12 '09 at 9:03
    
thanks.. i'll do. –  Nachiket Oct 13 '09 at 4:59

You wish to be connected through your wire and through your wireless connection at the same time ? Just checking I didn't misunderstood.

No, I do not think it's possible (from my experience).

How would that work ? 2 IP adresses on the same computer. When router would talk to it, which one would he be reffering to ? ...

I'm not saying it can't (and wasn't somewhere) be done ... just that I haven't seen it so far.

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Okay, I am having the same confusion.. but There can be software which can work as a virtual NIC and use both internet connection..or something like this.... but unable to find.. Lets see.. –  Nachiket Oct 13 '09 at 4:57

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