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Windows 7: how do i setup 2 networks to use at same time

26 Jun 2013   #11

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

For example imagine that the cable between the two routers is a pipe. There is only so much water that can physically go through that small pipe. The water then has to be shared to the amount of people connected. If there are loads of people connected then the speed at which they want to receive the water (Data) is going to be slower. That being said if there is only one person connected then they will receive all the water and have no drop in speed.

Basically the maximum speed that can go through a cat5e cable is 100Mpbs. This has to be divided by the number of people connected to the second router. If everyone wants to access the internet at the same time then you will find that the download speeds that they receive won't be the full 30mpbs you are paying your ISP for.

As for a tutorial this may be of help however this is used to extend your current network rather than have two separate networks joined.

Multi Router Network - Configure


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27 Jun 2013   #12

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

There is actually a Group Policy adjustment you can make in order to allow the use of two network connection at once. I'm not sure if this will work to fix the Op's problem but I'd say you have a better chance if this setting is enabled to use two connections at once.

By default, Windows doesn't really allow for the use of two connections at once but apparently it can be done with this setting.

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27 Jun 2013   #13

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit

came across this in my routers setting don't know if this would be useful

will look into that shadow
& chev65 how do i locate that i tried the search but it doesn't pop up
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28 Jun 2013   #14

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

Group Policy editor is not available for Home premium editions unfortunately There is probably a registry tweak that can complete the task but I do not know it
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28 Jun 2013   #15

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit

by chance can that routing in the linksys be any useful
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28 Jun 2013   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)


I'm not sure if this helps but I'm currently trying to add a second ISP to my home network and have gone for this device Draytek Vigor 2830. This leaves a single device to resolve DCHP and ISP integration - well I hope so

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