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can my internet speed be doubled

By neek ·
i am using a broadband cable connection to connect to the internet, i can add more ip addresses to this account as i already did, i have two ip addresses already one for me and one for my sister, so we can each get full bandwidth, if i added a thirdip address, and used it on my computer with a second nic card, i was wondering if i get double the bandwidth, one computer with 2 nic cards and two different ip addresses, thanks for your time

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by TheChas In reply to can my internet speed be ...

Theoretically, yes.
On a practical basis, it's not that simple.

One issue with cable internet is that there is only so much bandwidth available on each branch.

If you already have 2 computers in your house running at full bandwidth, you are very close to, if not at, the limit for the branch.

If there are more users connected along your branch of the cable network, they will cut into your maximum capacity. Especially at peak usage times.

Try downloading the same file at the same time on both PCs. I suspect that you will find that the download time for both PCs to get the file will be nearly double the time it takes to download the file on just 1 PC.

The next issue you will run into, is combining the data streams.

Then,many sites have bandwidth limits themselves, and even if you had 5 connections to the internet, you would not get data from them any faster.

Chas

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by Mike Jones In reply to can my internet speed be ...

I don't believe that you have full bandwidth to both IP Addresses.

Each IP address will share the bandwidth of the cable modem.

So if you have 512k link, then the two IP addresses share this 512k link. You don't get 512' for each IP Address.
Check with your ISP, but I am 99% certain this is how it works.

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