How to connect dual network card

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  • Haflo
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    #121242

    Hi,

    I have a Win2003 server enterprise edition with two network cards install on it, can i use both cards in order to gain more bandwidth when my clients on the network access this server?
    if so, how do i implemnt this?

    thx.


    sorinso
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    #264784

    Re: How to connect dual network card

    What hardware is the server? And the NICs?
    To what hardware is the server connected: HUB? Switch? Which model?
    HP servers have implemented in their drivers the teaming option.
    About others, I don’t know (I think the major brands have similar things).
    So, before starting digging the Net, please answer my questions.


    rvalstar
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    #286968

    Re: How to connect dual network card

    I take it you’re not running any form of 802.1 Spanning Tree Protocol?

    You need to read up on Network Load Balancing (NLB):

    http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/884c727d-6083-4265-ac1d-b5e66b68281a1033.mspx?mfr=true

    Many more articles on same in Google.

    #219169

    Re: How to connect dual network card

    NLB / NIC Teaming is the answer… you can team for bandwidth or you can team for load balancing or you can team for resilience.

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