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Standard User burro08
(newbie) Tue 01-Nov-11 00:16:37
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Adsl and virgin cable 100mb


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Hi guys

I currently have o2 adsl and am thinking of getting virgins 100mb aswell.

I have a billion bipac 7800N adsl/cable router. Can I use them both at the same time? ie my adsl is 14meg down and 1.3 meg up.

apparently I can get virgins 100meg down and 10meg up. is there anyway I can test to see what speed I.will get??

If I can use them together will I get 114meg down and 11.3meg up??

apologies if this has been asked before

thanks

k
Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Tue 01-Nov-11 07:32:20
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Hi guys

I currently have o2 adsl and am thinking of getting virgins 100mb aswell.

I have a billion bipac 7800N adsl/cable router. Can I use them both at the same time? ie my adsl is 14meg down and 1.3 meg up.

apparently I can get virgins 100meg down and 10meg up. is there anyway I can test to see what speed I.will get??

If I can use them together will I get 114meg down and 11.3meg up??

apologies if this has been asked before

thanks

k
You can use them at the same time but you cannot 'join them together' to get a faster overall speed. You'll have one connection of 14Mb/s and another of 100Mb/s.

Andrue Cope
Brackley, UK

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Standard User ionic
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 01-Nov-11 07:56:25
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A couple of options:
1) you could load share the links so that different traffic flows use different links, but this works better for similar speed links.
2) you could use something like http://uk.sharedband.com/ to perform proper link aggregation.

[Or, in theory if you moved your o2 connection to A&A, you could get an L2TP secondary login and run that over the virgin connection to "roll your own" aggregation.]


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 01-Nov-11 08:25:46
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In reply to a post by ionic:
A couple of options:
1) you could load share the links so that different traffic flows use different links, but this works better for similar speed links.
2) you could use something like http://uk.sharedband.com/ to perform proper link aggregation.

[Or, in theory if you moved your o2 connection to A&A, you could get an L2TP secondary login and run that over the virgin connection to "roll your own" aggregation.]
Beyond my ken, but does any of that work with one connection ADSL2+ and other VM Cable, which is what the OP seems to be asking about?

In any case, given a 100Mbps connection, the idea of trying to add a 13Mbps one to it looks a bit OTT in terms of ROI of both money and effort.

(Edit - typo).

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Edited by RobertoS (Tue 01-Nov-11 08:30:31)

Standard User ionic
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 01-Nov-11 08:28:22
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Both 1 and 2 should work (sharedband claims to cope withy different speed links) but I completely agree on the ROI point!
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 01-Nov-11 08:36:02
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Thanks smile. I've just had a prowl round their website, (which has apparent but seemingy non-existent tab links on the Home Page), as the Home page talks about ADSLx only. But you are right, it does claim to share ADSLx and cable connections. Neat!

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 01-Nov-11 08:41:06
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If it were me, then I'd do one of two things

1. Have both links available on the same physical ethernet network, but on different subnets, with only one running DHCP. Meaning I can pick or choose which link to use.

OR

2. Rather than a load balancing, would use a router that will fail over to a secondary ethernet connection, i.e. ensure a very high uptime.

The first option is minimal cost and probably suffices for most people, plus if you have a 'media server' on the home network, assuming it can have dual IP interfaces it can appear on either network.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Standard User burro08
(newbie) Tue 01-Nov-11 10:02:43
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the only reason I'm asking about both is til my 02 contract runs out. Andrew could u explain abit more

thanks
k
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 01-Nov-11 10:24:12
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Which of the two options do you want me to explain more?

(1) is what I do myself, i.e. two broadband connections on the same network, but each computer is only accessing the internet over one at any one time

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Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Tue 01-Nov-11 11:14:52
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Both 1 and 2 should work (sharedband claims to cope withy different speed links) but I completely agree on the ROI point!
Interesting, I had no idea such a service existed. I'd assume there are latency issues which might make it unsuitable for gamers but I suppose that depends on their servers. Very interesting.

Andrue Cope
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