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Windows 7: Windows 7 + NLB?

14 Jun 2010   #31
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

In that case, can't you get another Wifi Adapter and bridge the connections?


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14 Jun 2010   #32
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
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?
Kari,

The interface it self doesn't really matter. As long as the interfaces provide a Link, it is usable. You can load balance a serial connection (dial up), FC connection, Ethernet connection, and Wifi connection if need be, it's just interfaces.

The fundamental failure here is Windows 7, it's a client OS, it doesn't have the necessary components of the server edition network stack that brings the capability of load balancing.


l1nuxfre4k,

I suggest you start toying with PFsense, running PFsense in a VM is not that "heavy", PFsense is NOT Windows, it doesn't even have GUI (it does have a Web interface), you can assign 256MB memory to it (or 512MB) to sufficiently run. If you have the money, I suggest you go with Mikrotik RB450G router board, it has 5 individual interfaces, you can load balance up to 4 different internet connection sources (more if you use interface binding), it costs around $100. If that's too much, go with Mikrotik RB450, it costs around $70, or maybe RB750 for $40. All of it have same interface count, very capable hardware/software, super flexible.

Cheap way: PFsense in a VM.
Expensive way: a real router (I suggest Mikrotik, I use it personally and very pleased).

There's a saying: "No pain, no gain...".

zzz2496
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14 Jun 2010   #33
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
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?
Kari,

The interface it self doesn't really matter. As long as the interfaces provide a Link, it is usable. You can load balance a serial connection (dial up), FC connection, Ethernet connection, and Wifi connection if need be, it's just interfaces.

The fundamental failure here is Windows 7, it's a client OS, it doesn't have the necessary components of the server edition network stack that brings the capability of load balancing.
I was mostly thinking Windows' way to prioritize LAN over WiFi in a basic setup where both connections have own router.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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14 Jun 2010   #34
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
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?
Kari,

The interface it self doesn't really matter. As long as the interfaces provide a Link, it is usable. You can load balance a serial connection (dial up), FC connection, Ethernet connection, and Wifi connection if need be, it's just interfaces.

The fundamental failure here is Windows 7, it's a client OS, it doesn't have the necessary components of the server edition network stack that brings the capability of load balancing.
I was mostly thinking Windows' way to prioritize LAN over WiFi in a basic two line setup where both connections have own router.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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