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    Default (Wireless) Bandwith Bonding: Help

    Hello everyone,

    As the title says, I'd love my 2 wireless cards to be bonded, so I can achieve even greater speeds on my local network.
    I've recently upgraded my old router to a new DIR-855, which is performing like a dream.
    It handles multiple HD streams in my house, combined with internet browsing and download, yet I've never seen a single hickup.
    So this router is a true dualband one, 2 radios working at the same time, 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz.
    My laptop's SR71-E connect to my AP on the 5 Ghz band, 300 Mbs.
    My mini-usb card connects to the 2.4 Ghz band, also 300 Mbs.
    Now, I would like to bond those interfaces, so the traffic gets spread evenly, for even better performance.
    Or maybe some sort of teaming, one card to send packets, the other one to recieve.
    Can someone shed a little light on this matter? Is it possible or not?

    I know these questions aren't backtrack related, but I'm sure it might interest other users aswell

    Have a nice day,

    L
    Last edited by Lucifer; 04-15-2010 at 11:46 PM.

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    Default Re: (Wireless) Bandwith Bonding: Help

    Bonding (or trunking) is used for either fail-over or load-balancing, but load-balancing refers to:

    1.- Two ISP connections, or
    2.- Inter-servers connections

    In order to do this, you have two options:

    1.- Enabling the kernel bonding module, install ifenslave and properly configure /etc/network/interfaces

    2.- Install iproute and run a script as per Load Balance your traffic with a script for linux | Linux Operating System - Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Gentoo, Arch

    So yeah, linux can do that, question is: what about your router?

    Anyway, your question makes no sense for me. If you want to increase performance just for the local part, then use a wired giga-eth instead.
    Last edited by roybatty; 04-16-2010 at 11:34 PM.
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    Default Re: (Wireless) Bandwith Bonding: Help

    Quote Originally Posted by roybatty View Post
    Bonding (or trunking) is used for either fail-over or load-balancing, but load-balancing refers to:

    1.- Two ISP connections, or
    2.- Inter-servers connections

    In order to do this, you have two options:

    1.- Enabling the kernel bonding module, install ifenslave and properly configure /etc/network/interfaces

    2.- Install iproute and run a script as per Load Balance your traffic with a script for linux | Linux Operating System - Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Gentoo, Arch

    So yeah, linux can do that, question is: what about your router?

    Anyway, your question makes no sense for me. If you want to increase performance just for the local part, then use a wired giga-eth instead.
    Most home routers don't support it. DD-WRT might, but I doubt it as well.

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