[PLUG] Combining two ISP connections to increase bandwidth?

Nikhil Karkare nkarkare at gmail.com
Wed Jul 22 10:04:53 PDT 2009


I want to do the same. Some looking got me the following links - don't know
how effective they are:
http://linux-ip.net/html/adv-multi-internet.html
http://lartc.org/howto/lartc.rpdb.multiple-links.html
http://www.shorewall.net/
http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-471856.html

-Nikhil.

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On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 10:12 PM, Mayuresh <mayuresh at acm.org> wrote:

> Fed up of downtime of my ISP and having heard the same stories about
> another
> ISP operating in the area, I am wondering whether it's possible to
> subscribe
> to both of them for redundancy.
>
> However, it won't be an economical proposition if used only for redundancy.
> Also, as a home user there are no multiple simultaneous users. So only way
> both connections would get utilized (when both are up!) and give value for
> money is if for a single user they both could serve in tandem. In other
> words,
> let's say I have both connections of 128 kbps, I should get an effective
> download speed of 256kbps for download of even a SINGLE file (and not
> multiple
> files simultaneously).
>
> To the extent I searched around, it looks difficult or impossible. I think
> it's
> a reasonable consumer expectation, though do not know about its
> feasibility.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Mayuresh.
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