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Re: Two Ethernet adapters Question

On Wed, 21 Sep 2011 16:58:47 +0100, Darac Marjal wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 10:35:26AM -0500, John W. Foster wrote:
>> Anyone know if there is a way to use two adapters as one to improve my
>> bandwidth?
>> I have the system recognizing both of them now. Thanks to the recent
>> firmware updates for Gigabit cards from the development team. YEA!! I'm
>> doing the research now, & this list is always part of that. Thanks
> Yes. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LinkAggregation for a fairly
> user-friendly howto (Bear in mind, that that's for Ubuntu, not Debian,
> but most should apply).
> Basically you set up a virtual interface that bonds together your two
> adapters, sending out packets on each one in turn. You would then set
> this virtual interface (bond0) to be your default route.

I'm no expert on these matters, but it seems to me that it would only 
improve throughput if OP has very slow NICs but a very fast network. Is 
that not so?

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