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Old 08-08-2016, 01:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: SW/HW for net connectivity balancing?

most routers can do this.

(e.g. look on ebay for an old Cisco router)
you can use link state tracking to automatically fail over
(that's where the router will periodically see if it can get replies from a public website over a given interface, and if it can't automatically route all traffic via a different one)

many routers can use algorithms to load balance as well, so you would be using both connections instead of having 1 connection sat idle.

edit* most *business class* routers can do this.
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