[Novalug] OT: Modem x 2? "Modem bonding" is the term
Paul D. Bain
paulbain at starpower.net
Sun Sep 23 12:09:26 EDT 2007
---- Original message ----
>Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 16:07:30 -0400
>From: Angelo Bertolli <angelo at freeshell.org>
>Subject: Re: [Novalug] OT: Modem x 2?
>To: kkauffman at headfog.com
>Cc: novalug at calypso.tux.org
>kkauffman at headfog.com wrote:
>> Without getting into the "why" of this question, if you were to contract
>> two cable modems through someone like Cox, is it possible to "combine"
>> them for increased throughput? Or is it only possible to use one for up
>> and one for down? If so, how would you actually implement it in the home?
>> (I'm fairly sure it's not worth it, but I'm asking theoretically)
>Yes, you can do this. Actually from what I remember it's fairly
>simple: some configuration in Linux you can use to multiplex the NICs
>to share the load of the network. Of course you won't get 2x the speed,
>but you'll get more.
>I wish I remembered how to do it, but I don't. By default Linux seems
>to prefer a connection for a given thing over another.
Ken and Angelo,
This practice is apparently called "channel bonding," "modem bonding," or "dual bonding." Here are some relevant links:
IIRC, there may have once been a "How-to" on TLDP.org or a similar site.
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