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Using 2 NIC cards for 1 connection?

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DDR-PIII

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Basicly, if you want it done cheap, then you cant do it, but if you've got money to spend, yea you can.
 

DDR-PIII

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oops I forgot to tellyou the easyest/cheapest solution, but an Intel 10/100/1000 "gigabit" card.
 
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NeoN068

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I was just looking on pricewatch and I saw this card..

Product:
SOHO-GA2500T ARK 32-bit PCI 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter. (Alt.Unit of DGE-500T)

Description:
Gigabit 1000Mbs NIC LAN Card, Over Copper.Auto Negotiation Supports Full-Duplex Mode, 20/200/2000 NWay.

Does the 20/200/2000 NWay mean I can use 2 of those cards as one?
 

JasonKosi

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NeoN068 said:
I was just looking on pricewatch and I saw this card..

Product:
SOHO-GA2500T ARK 32-bit PCI 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter. (Alt.Unit of DGE-500T)

Description:
Gigabit 1000Mbs NIC LAN Card, Over Copper.Auto Negotiation Supports Full-Duplex Mode, 20/200/2000 NWay.

Does the 20/200/2000 NWay mean I can use 2 of those cards as one?

No, that means that it is capable of full-duplex mode (it can send and receive at the same time.) This means that the theoretical limit is 20/200/2000.... 10/100/1000 send and 10/100/1000 receive.

NWay simply means that it can apply full- or half-duplex modes to any of it's capable speed settings (10/100/1000Mbit).

Channel bonding requires special software and in some cases special hardware. Try doing a general web search for that term.