once again i'm trying to figure out how to make use of my second internet connection. i try about once a year and fail,and i actually find that kind of ridiculous. i'd like to simply have a download manager assigned to one connection, and then have my browsers use the other by default, by assigned metric. the only answer i can read anywhere is it is impossible. no more. i don't see why it would be, but even if so - does anyone know why? why is it "impossible" to assign a program to use a specific connection. you can set a connection metric, why can't you make a specific program use a specific metric? this makes no sense to me. in the past i have wanted to team the connections in order to get more bandwidth from a single download/stream. they are both the same speed, residential account, with the same provider. i have accepted this will not happen though it still bothers me - when i installed windows vista rc it worked out of the box. any download i started used both nics every single time, and that worked until i installed the real release, and i could never get it back. thanks anyone who read, and maybe has an answer? any other ideas on how to do what i want?