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Windows 7: Windows 7 + NLB?

12 Jun 2010   #21
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Wow, I didn't know Windows 7 can load balance traffic... But then again after a good reading, it looks like it doesn't do a "real" load balancing... For the OP, if you want to do load balancing, I suggest you use a separate router/computer to do the load balancing (Linux is preferable, Windows server 2008 is not so preferable, a real Cisco router is even more not preferable -but Ciscos will do the job WONDERFULLY-).

Kari, I've tried Netlimiter back in XP, it gave me more headache than simple bandwidth control. For some reason, my database server instance won't start no matter what I do if Netlimiter is installed...

zzz2496


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12 Jun 2010   #22
Kari

 

Load balancing works well with two LAN NIC's or ywo WiFi NIC's. It's this ccombination of LAN and WiFi that's difficult; Windows by default prefer's LAN.

I've had no problems using NetLimiter. I really like it.
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13 Jun 2010   #23
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Martin, according to first post he's using LAN NIC and WiFi NIC, two NIC's.
So I see.... Sorry ignore that comment then, was posted at 2.30am
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13 Jun 2010   #24
l1nuxfre4k

 
 

anybody got a solution or still thinking?
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13 Jun 2010   #25
Kari

 

I think the key here is that Windows prefers LAN over WiFi. I do not know how to change it.
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13 Jun 2010   #26
l1nuxfre4k

 
 

yea but still should be a way to make it balance it better and not just focus on one connection,
might be some setting in regedit that might help?
some program or something
what happens if i bridge the two connections?
starting a WM seems a little bit much
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13 Jun 2010   #27
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

l1nuxfre4k, for a "true" solution - you should either use a VM or a real "hardware" router. Load balancing at host level is close to impossible (it's a client OS, not a server OS/router OS). You should load balance at the gateway (the router) since it's the one who's responsible for which traffic goes where (along with firewall).

zzz2496
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14 Jun 2010   #28
l1nuxfre4k

 
 

True. But my router doesn't support 2incomeing internet connections and I have there for 2 routers now.
Any suggestions how to get around it?
Can't afford router that can take 2 wan connections so
I'm looking into Wm but would rather stay away from it since it takes so much of my pc
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14 Jun 2010   #29
Kari

 

I might be wrong, but logically thinking you should get it working if you use two "equal" NIC's, I mean two * LAN or two * WiFi. Could you for instance find a second LAN adapter, put it in, disable WiFi and then try?
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14 Jun 2010   #30
l1nuxfre4k

 
 

I would need to pull a cable throu the hole house to do that to far away and there for i need to use wifi :S
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