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Windows 7: Windows 7 + NLB?

12 Jun 2010   #11
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by l1nuxfre4k View Post
Its two lines so not just one.

severedsolo, your method, does it work after a reboot i assume and it should balance between my two cards?
yes and yes. Just so we are absolutely clear on this.... If you have 2 internet connections coming into your house. that is 2 Modems or Routers connected to 2 independant lines that you are paying for seperately. then my method will work.

Sorry to spell it out so clearly, but I'm still a little confused myself


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12 Jun 2010   #12
l1nuxfre4k

 
 

Thanks iŽl try it out and see if it works.
yea i do have two lines, one very cheap and then my real one on top of that ^^
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12 Jun 2010   #13
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by l1nuxfre4k View Post
Thanks iŽl try it out and see if it works.
yea i do have two lines, one very cheap and then my real one on top of that ^^
thats alright then you can test it's working by going to Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test if the total is the sum of the two connections (give or take about 10%) then it's working
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12 Jun 2010   #14
Kari

 

Good to get it cleared. In addition, I'm using Netlimiter, to limit the max bandwith of certain apps.
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12 Jun 2010   #15
l1nuxfre4k

 
 

hm seems to work very bad at least
it load balancing like both are lan networks and there for is my guess it wont balance at lower download speeds.
my download speeds on one line is about 600-700kb/s the other one is 500kb/s
and at the moment only one of them is taking everything for some reason
solution for this or ?
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12 Jun 2010   #16
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

just came across this

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Another note...
Windows 7 will in fact use to two separate WAN connections. It doesn't, however, do any active load balancing (as far as i can tell). I think it routes traffic through one connection or the other based on the IP it's connecting to. For example, if I visit whatismyip.com, it will always show the same IP address. But if i go to a different site like ip-adress.com, it will display my other IP.

Also, online bandwidth tests will not show the results of load balancing. When you start a test, it establishes a connection with only one of your internet connections, and uses that for the entire test. To truly see the result of load balancing WAN's, you have to use something like Bittorrent, which establishes hundreds of connections. This will allow your load balancing setup to distribute the connections between your two internet connections.
Finally... Whether you want to set up active load balancing with a VM, or simply let windows manage the two connections, you will need to make sure each connection is on a different subnet. So if you have two routers, configure one to operate on 192.168.1.XXX and the other 192.168.0.XXX. Configure both NIC's manually. If you rely on DHCP, they will both connect to the same network
from this thread:load balancing
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12 Jun 2010   #17
Kari

 

I think that's because Windows by default prefers LAN. I'll ask an expert to check this thread.
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12 Jun 2010   #18
l1nuxfre4k

 
 

hm yea, could it be possible to use the route command somehow maybe?
and route it to specific programs and such
any programs for this?

ah thanks kari
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12 Jun 2010   #19
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

something i've just thought of which noone has mentioned yet. you DO have two NIC's right?
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12 Jun 2010   #20
Kari

 

Martin, according to first post he's using LAN NIC and WiFi NIC, two NIC's.
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