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Hi.

I have a Compaq Evo N610C with 100Mbits/s lan and a PCMCIA wireless lan card at 54Mbits/s.

Both connected at same time and they both work I think. Does it mean my download is now 154Mbits/s ???
 

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Just cause your wireless card is 54Mbit, doesn't mean your gonna get it. Same as the 100Mbit card. Still limit to your ISP speeds. Either way your not gonna fully utilize those devices. Even with LAN transfers!
 
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Also you just cant combine connections like that. Not sure how windows will handle it but it will set the faster one by default i think. (Personally i have never tried it)
 
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Does it mean my download is now 154Mbits/s ???
That is a loaded question... they are separate connections. It is possible, in some cases, to make them work as one or be redundant.

However, the 100Mb/s you are are looking at is, probably, your NIC to router negotiated speed... not, necessarily, what your isp is giving you or the plan you have.
The wireless lan card's 54Mb/s is, probably, your connection speed to the isp provider's site.
Not, necessarily, the speed you are downloading from the field side of your router/wlan card.

You don't state your isp's plans speeds, so it hard to say on that side, but your router/wlan to the NIC/PCMCIA bus... you have those negotiated speeds.

The bandwidth is, possibly, there (depends on your plans from the isp you have)... just not in one huge pipe or combined in one connection.
There are ways to utilize the two connections... there is teaming, bridging, or bonding.
But, there is nothing better than a more bandwidth. The software below and all the little tricks will either ending up costing more or being more trouble than they are worth.

I remembered hearing of Connectify a while back and found this info... ain't free and I personally haven't tried it.

Connectify Dispatch Merges Your Available Internet Connections into One Fat, Super-Fast Pipe

Connectify Dispatch is easy-to-use Windows software that lets you combine multiple Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G, and Ethernet connections into one super-fast connection. Try Dispatch along with our software router, Connectify Hotspot PRO, absolutely risk-free!

To me, it seems to use some form of hybrid load balancing and download prioritizing.

How Connectify Dispatch Works

Connectify Dispatch takes control of your PC’s Internet connectivity to look at every packet going into and out of your computer. When the packet is intercepted, Connectify Dispatch is able to route it to a desired network adapter. Using proprietary algorithms, Connectify Dispatch is able to determine the best physical adapter to use, and depending on user settings, Dispatch spreads your Internet traffic across available adapters to optimize your experience. The Dispatch user interface works hand-in-hand with this cloaked, low-level networking horsepower to provide load balancing and Internet speed acceleration.

At its core, Connectify Dispatch is built on a patent-pending Reverse Network Address Translation (RNAT) technology. Dispatch allows you to use multiple Internet connections at the same time by load balancing client connections across multiple Internet connections, without any server-side component. Every time a program on your computer (or on a computer connected to your Connectify Hotspot network) creates a new network socket, Dispatch jumps in and makes a decision about how to handle that socket.

As it is done on the client side, each socket is assigned to one of the Internet connections at creation time, and cannot be migrated to another connection. Socket assignment cannot change because the resource connected at the destination would see the IP address change, invalidating the socket. This particular implementation provides potential benefits over a single connection as loads can be distributed.

Connectify Dispatch watches every Internet connection on your computer and continually gathers metrics to quantify the quality of the connection along three pillars of network performance: throughput, reliability, and latency. Based on these metrics, as well as interface priorities set by the user, the rules-based routing engine determines which connection is the best one for each socket.

Once Connectify Dispatch has decided which Internet connection a socket should “live on”, it passes the stream of data to its Reverse NAT. The reverse NAT maintains a network address translation (NAT) table in memory, tracking which local socket has been mapped to each outgoing socket, and what connection that is going out on. As each packet goes through the system, Connectify Dispatch’s network filter driver uses this NAT table to change the headers on the packet, and then direct it out the appropriate network interface.
 
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No.
That speed shown is only a possible speed, like its maximum, it does not mean ur connected to a network that is 100Mbit/S
 
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Another Krazy Owl question that could have been answered by making a quick Google search.

Most people try researching a question before asking it. :wtf:

This can be done, but usually when you're considering this you have a router (not a home router in most cases,) that connections different networks together (on the internet,) and will use routing tables to determine how to get somewhere. It's not usually used to increase bandwidth but rather to satisfy more connections with different (or similar,) endpoints.

Even if you were to do that, routing does it's magic based on the destination of the packet. So if the destination is always the same it is very likely it will get routed to the same path. It's how packets get routed but you can't split them up (easily,) like you suggest.

Here is an example off my gateway of the routing table it has. As you can tell (if you can read it,) You can only route packets by the time they get to the router, not before.
routing.PNG


Pardon the webmin output. I figured it would be easier to read than console output.
 
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Another Krazy Owl question that could have been answered by making a quick Google search.

Most people try researching a question before asking it. :wtf:

This can be done, but usually when you're considering this you have a router (not a home router in most cases,) that connections different networks together (on the internet,) and will use routing tables to determine how to get somewhere. It's not usually used to increase bandwidth but rather to satisfy more connections with different (or similar,) endpoints.

Even if you were to do that, routing does it's magic based on the destination of the packet. So if the destination is always the same it is very likely it will get routed to the same path. It's how packets get routed but you can't split them up (easily,) like you suggest.

Here is an example off my gateway of the routing table it has. As you can tell (if you can read it,) You can only route packets by the time they get to the router, not before.
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=50628&stc=1&d=1364203092

I dont think they will understand that lol
 

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I dont think they will understand that lol
Well, that alone is a reason to not even try. :p

Understanding routing tables is essential to do this.