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This is known as Multi-Homing or Multi-WAN. Most router manufacturer firmwares don't support this, but 3rd party firmware (DD-WRT, pfsense) is capable of doing load-balancing on a Multi-WAN connection. The catch is while you can create 20Mbps of bandwidth, you cannot achieve 20Mbps of speed on a single connection. You would be able to have two independent ...


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This speed refers to the link between you and your ISP. It does not guarantee than you can get that speed from any place on the Internet. Lets create the example where you upload a file from your desktop to a server in London: Data is on your PC. Data leave via your local LAN to the default gateway. (Most likely at 100Mbit/sec or 1Gbit/sec if you have a ...


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You could try a service that runs "Broadband Bonding" such as Mushroom Networks. This may be effectively possible through software (such as Octopus+) running on a PC connected to multiple internet connections, but that would happen after your router so your diagram wouldn't fit. You would have two separate routers connecting to your ISPs then run those ...


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Bits vs Bytes Bit = A Single 1 or 0 = _ Byte = 8 1's or 0's = _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ To get [Bytes per Second] (or megabytes, giga, etc) Simply take ___ Bits and divide by 8 Storage is measured in bytes, why? Bytes are [Data] because a Byte, being 8 1's and 0's add up to make [A Single Letter] Letters are information to a computer. But a single bit means ...


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Go to services in windows 7 via start menu or run command ,type services.msc since you have tried all of the above i suggest Check if DHCP client service is running . if not set it to automatic and start . if still the problem is not solved ,this may be hardware problem and i suggest you to run a diagnostics via windows as well as via any OEM software ...


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You can't do this. Your isp knows that youtube's ip address is a certain value and that you are trying to request content from it. You can't doublespeak and say I want information from youtube and another page at the same time, and there is no way to route information through youtube. Sorry.


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DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN is a DNS related error, perhaps related to your Internet supplier (ISP). Some more information would be useful about your operating system, geographical location, ISP and router model. Without that information, I would guess that you are on Windows. To change your DNS servers from your ISP to Google, do this : Type ...


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The difference is bits versus bytes. Internet providers market their speeds in megabits, say 16 megabits per second for example. Except there are 8 bits in a byte, meaning that your speed in megabytes will be 2 megabytes per second. It's more of a marketing thing so they can show you a bigger number without lying to you. Computers often measure their speed ...


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I trust in speedtest.net for a decent idea. I often run it trough different connections throughout the house to validate the numbers. It's been a safe to-go.


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Uploading in parallel will generally help get them all there faster, because if one of your upload TCP streams gets stalled for any reason, your other upload TCP stream(s) will be able to keep that bandwidth from going to waste.


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Nettop is a built in command line tool. You can start it in the Terminal by typing nettop. The default view is a bit too verbose, so I always press c and d keys to see one application per line (c) and see the current bandwidth usage instead of the total network traffic (d). You probably need to maximize the terminal window to see all columns. More info and ...


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This can happen when your connection is saturated such that either incoming or outgoing packets (either can affect latency and TCP throughput - saturated upload will mean slow downloads too) are placed in a queue. In other words, using > ~80-90% of the total available bandwidth is bad, and will affect network performance as a whole. Bittorrent and other P2P ...


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Can an ISP provide my home or a business with two static IPs over a single cable connection so that they may be used simultaneously? Yep. This is substantially more likely with business accounts than residential accounts. You would need a modem that supports this, I'm not sure of specific hardware that does though ISP-provided hardware would always work. ...


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Wingate supports multiple outgoing connections. You can set up multiple outgoing connections as either fallback, or bundle them to one big pipe: Provide secure and managed Internet access for your entire network via a single or multiple shared internet connections This is a software-only solution (apart from the extra Ethernet card you would need), price ...


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The consideration here is what quality you want the video at. In order to stream it to you with the same quality and frame rate, you'd likely end up using more bandwidth, as you're transmitting more than just the video itself. Usually bandwidth is saved using RDP as most of the screen isn't updated and doesn't need to be retransmitted. However, watching a ...


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If you get an Access Denied error while trying to start the DHCP Client service: Use RegEdit to give Full Control to NETWORK SERVICE, LOCAL SYSTEM and <ComputerName>\USERS on the following keys: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Dhcp HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\tcpip And when you do, click on Advanced and ...


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Its because of the compression offered by your VPN. Everything that passes through your VPN is being compressed and you are probably downloading a highly compressible file when doing your speedtest that is why it can go as high as 11+mb/s. In real life most files that we download (eg: mp3, avi, mkv) are already compressed that is why you wont notice the same ...


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The simplest bandwidth measuring tool is your router, if it supports a more advanced firmware such as DD-WRT or Tomato. Both firmwares automatically track bandwidth usage, so it's just a matter of knowing where to look. See for example : How to use the DD-WRT firmware to monitor your bandwidth. A free tool that I have found is NetWorx, that does much more ...


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Left click the network icon on the bottom right. Right click the connection you are using and select Status. Click Properties. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then click Properties. If the DNS is set to Obtain DNS server address automatically, then set it to Use the following DNS server addresses. Put any working DNS, such as 8.8.8.8 (...


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Your actual speed, in terms of Mb/s can only be measured when it's under stress, i.e., the test is running right now. If you ran a constant test, you would a) have no bandwidth left to do anything else & b) really, really annoy your ISP.


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Try finding the setting(s) for full duplex on both end of the equipment. Some switches try very hard to auto detect full duplex and if the cable is a cross over, but fail with certain brands of NIC and sometimes different versions of the drivers (across operating systems too). Cisco for example is a prime example. I remember having a similar problem with ...


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The best way to do this and the most common way I've seen it done by datacenters and ISP's is to use Cacti, which is a rrdtool-based graphing app. http://www.cacti.net/ It can get data from any SNMP capable device (a surprising amount of devices). It will poll your devices every so often and collect data (bandwidth usage data in your case) and graph it for ...


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A CheckPoint router can do what you need it to do. Very intuitive GUI, very granular as far as control, and allows you to see trafic going through the router in real time in either port of or host view.


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I am using Mikrotik Device for Bonding Check Link http://routerboard.com/RB750GL 4 x 4Mbps= 16Mbps output and its very cheap also


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I have never used them but this company makes something to do what your looking for http://www.mushroomnetworks.com/product/truffle-lite Acceleration - With Truffle Lite Internet load balancer, all HTTP downlink sessions are aggregated for faster transfer via the Broadband Bonding technology. Even in cases of single HTTP session (an example of ...


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Most common routers have a statistics page where it shows the IP Address or Hostname of the device and how much traffic is going from and to the device. You can use wireshark to see what the traffic is, e.g. torrents / streaming. If they are personal laptops, they would most likely indicate there name within the hostname of the device on the routers ...


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this is easiest way to do it. you assign multiple ip addresses to one incoming interface of router and then separate traffic by using nat. whatever isp does on their end is up to them. you just need to worry about your end so whatever traffic comes in through the incoming interfaces with destination address of first ip you translate it using nat towards ...


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There are multiple solutions to this problem. The "most elegant" one is relatively wasteful, but very common, and uses 9 IP addresses to do it. This is the way most professional ISPs would handle it. You get an IP address for your router (same as most regular accounts) - this IP address is associated with the WAN Interface of your router. [ You could use ...


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