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|30th August 2009, 15:53||#16|
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cpyder : Thanks for the reply.
Linux is not a problem for me. I had used it for the first 10 years ago. But, nowadays I'm not using Linux and for most of Net-based stuffs like Browsing, Windoze + Firefox is enough for me.
|30th August 2009, 16:41||#17|
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AFAIK, router costs about $150. Linux becomes cost efficient if you can configure within that price. Also take into account power consumption rates of a router and a computer. The router would be using less power, I assume.
|6th September 2009, 18:52||#18|
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@Srijit, I am sorry, I was not very clear in saying in what I said.
When I said easiest, I meant easiest when talking about the computer based route. Else the Dual WAN router is ofcourse the easiest. Plug in the two inputs and take out one. Can't get any easier than that.
I agree that none of them will give your 1+1=2. Perhaps in my last post it appeared that Linux was capable of doing better. It is not so.
|7th September 2009, 11:12||#19|
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Combining two Internet connections will not give double speeds. Let me explain.
Say two cars are moving side by side on a road. Car A and Car B. Both are traveling at 10 KMs per hour. The driver in both cars will feel the 10 KM per hour speed.
Now one of the passengers in Car A climbs out of the window, stands on the rooftop of both cars i.e. his left leg on the roof of Car A and right leg on on the roof of Car B, all this while both cars are traveling at 10 KM per hour.
Now this stuntman will still be traveling at 10 KM per hour and feels the speed of 10 KM per hour. Just because he is standing on two cars @ 10 KM per hour doesnt mean he gets to move at 20 KM per hour.
Hope this analogy gives an idea.
|14th September 2009, 11:45||#20|
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Not the best analogy.
It really depends what you want to achieve.
If you are downloading multiple files then two connections will effectively give you double the bandwidth.
So if you are downloading a 1MB file using a single connection and it takes 10 mins, if you now have a second connection you could download 2 files of 1MB in the same time.
Depending on the program you use to download files even when downloading a single file you could double your bandwith by using two connections since some of the advanced download programs split up a single file download into many parts and download them all at the same time. So part of the same file could be downloaded in parallel using the two connections effectively doubling your bandwidth.
If on the other hand you are using a program that does not split up the file download into parts (most web browsers) then a single file download will take the same mount of time even when you have two connections.
While web browsing on the other hand the answer is not so simple.
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