Internet - multi hosting?
October 10, 2005 6:15 PM   Subscribe

Internet sharing - I have 2 or 3 Internet service providers that I can use at the same time. I am not looking for load balancing, just redundancy. Not sharing any services, just want to surf. Any simple solution?
posted by bright77blue to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
Manual: plug the fastest one into your router, and leave it there unless it breaks.

Seriously, anything that will do anything useful for you by way of automatic failover starts at about $500.
posted by baylink at 6:29 PM on October 10, 2005

If you have an old PC (pentium or better) lying around, you can build a box with m0n0wall or Smoothwall that'll take care of this for you.
posted by Jairus at 6:42 PM on October 10, 2005

If you have multiple network cards, or a multiport network card, you can bind IP settings to each Ethernet adapter. If one fails, another will take over. If you're on Mac OS X or UNIX you can specify the active adapter priority (not sure if you can do that under Windows).
posted by Rothko at 6:57 PM on October 10, 2005

Response by poster: thanks! I think I can also try the WRT 54G perhaps?
posted by bright77blue at 5:56 AM on October 11, 2005

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