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Cable & DSL

By waking ·
I am spoiled. I have both cable and DSL access to the internet for my small home network of 4 to 7 machines. I have 2 Linksys 4 port router/switches, one configured for Dsl and the other for Cable. I also have a Linksys wireless cable/dsl 4 port router/switch which is presently not configured at all. I would like to have my hardware set up so that both cable and DSL access are simultaneously available so that I can choose which one to access at any given time without having to switch routers and reboot each of the computers on the network. I also plan to add wireless access for a couple of laptops that are presently hardwired to the network. I have no idea how to accomplish my goal and would appreciate any help I can get.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Cable & DSL

Can't be done with the hardware setup you have - and even if you had the right hardware I think you'd have to be running W2k on all your systems to get it to work. You could set up different domains on your two existing routers - one for cable and one for dsl, but then you'd have to have another switch/router to attach both routers to. And that would have to have enough ports for all of your systems plus the routers to plug into. With this setup and W2k, you could log on to whichever domain held the right protocol - cable or dsl. It would be a mess... Good luck

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by waking In reply to Cable & DSL

Looking for other ideas

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by wlbowers In reply to Cable & DSL

You can do that with a cisco router like the 1700.

It will provide load share between the services and failover in case one dies.

Can't do it with the linksys unless you change settings and reboot computers. Which you have said you don't want to do.


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