How to use two internet connections concurrently
April 21, 2010 8:46 AM Subscribe
Is there a method or inexpensive tool that will allow me to use two internet connections at the same time across a network?
posted by letitrain to computers & internet (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I have a small business with a very fast Charter internet connection that is unreliable. I also have available an ATT DSL line that is not very fast, but is rock solid. Rather than just switching to the DSL line, I would like to use both at the same time, or if that is not possible, use the DSL as a failover.
Is there a method or inexpensive tool that will allow this? I have found "link balancers" but they are very expensive. Office configuration is currently cable > cable modem > Airport Extreme > four macs + printer wired + 2 laptops and various iPhones wireless.
My current idea is to simply use the cable connection and if/when it goes down, plug the DSL line into the router. Not elegant or efficient, but it would work.