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Windows 7: 2 nics on same computer

24 Aug 2009   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
But if this were his upload speed, then why would using another computer through the same Internet connection be just fine? My experience is that when 1 computer is saturating the upload bandwidth on the network....then all of the other machines on the network suffer...even with bringing up basic webpages and such.
Actually thats true...might be n issue with the NICs themselves

As for the splitting traffic between the two...not possible as one connection will try to supercede the other

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25 Aug 2009   #12

Windows 7 build 7264
 
 

i thought that too but everyones computer works fine. so Zidane24 judging on the eset screenshot i'm not really using them at the same time its just switching back and forth? lol man i was hoping that wasn't what it was doing.
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25 Aug 2009   #13

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 
VMWARE

One option you may have is run vmware server(free). I am running two Nic cards one for up and one for down while i am gaming. Come to find out that doesn't work. But I did discover that it does mainly connect to my Nic 2. If you can figure out which Nic your pc mainly uses then set your Vmware to use the other one. Set a shared folder can have your torrents connect to download to that folder on your machine. It may take up a little bit more space and ram but it may help get what your looking for.

To figure out which nic your pc uses more use wire shark. It shows your inbound Ip address. When your installing Vmware when it asks for hostname set it to that ip address.

McKillWasHere
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25 Aug 2009   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
One option you may have is run vmware server(free). I am running two Nic cards one for up and one for down while i am gaming. Come to find out that doesn't work. But I did discover that it does mainly connect to my Nic 2. If you can figure out which Nic your pc mainly uses then set your Vmware to use the other one. Set a shared folder can have your torrents connect to download to that folder on your machine. It may take up a little bit more space and ram but it may help get what your looking for.

To figure out which nic your pc uses more use wire shark. It shows your inbound Ip address. When your installing Vmware when it asks for hostname set it to that ip address.

McKillWasHere
+1 I didn't think of getting a virtual host to handle the torrents...just only allow the host access to the card not being used
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25 Aug 2009   #15

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 
vmware

I have used similar setups, just not for torrents. I'm trying t break away from them its like an addiction. It works very well for servers and vpn servers. If you set a static ip for the vm and set a specific port for the DHT, using your routers firewall you can forward that port to the vm. Then depending on your software firewall you should be able to restrict all access except for the vm to use that port (Dont hold me to this but I belive you can do that using bitdefender, but im not sure).
You can configure Utorrent to automaticly load torrents from certain folders, you can use a mapped network folder for that. Just share a file on the vm and map it on the physical pc. Then a similar setup for the downloads. Just sharred on the physical and mapped on the vm.
Vmware can be configured to run as a service and boot and take a snapshot of the running machine on shutdown. then when it boots again it loads the snapshot.
To connect to the vm you can use vm-server's web console, or your favorite remote desktop program. (I like RealVnc) but since you will be less likely to connect from any other machine just use the web console.

McKillWasHere
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25 Aug 2009   #16

Windows 7 build 7264
 
 

thanks for all the help. i was hoping not to have to go that route. virtual pc says that my computer isn't good enough to run xp mode however vmware workstation runs fine i just haven't installed it after upgrading. i've found a program called netlimiter 2 and i'm gonna try that out after i restart my pc but if that don't work then i'll just go with vmware. is there a difference between workstation and server?
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25 Aug 2009   #17

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 
vmware

Vmware Workstation costs money,
Vmware server is free.

VMware Server, Free VMware Download for Virtual Server Consolidation
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