#1
  1. No Profile Picture
    Registered User
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    16
    Rep Power
    0

    Server Using Two Ethernet Cards


    Well i have a dell powerEdge server in my house and it has two ethernet cards.I was using one ethernet card only but it has another one installed(not being used).Well i was wondering if i connect another ethernet cable to the other ethernet card(not being used)will my speed increase in anyway?(network wise,server wise..running apache server)

    thnx in advance ~_^
    Last edited by Hovi; January 10th, 2004 at 10:04 PM.
  2. #2
  3. No Profile Picture
    Junior Member
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Pakistan
    Posts
    12
    Rep Power
    0
    Tell me that in a single computer when u will use the both cards then the speed increase or when you will use a another computer
  4. #3
  5. Second highest poster :p
    Devshed Supreme Being (6500+ posts)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Posts
    7,322
    Rep Power
    32
    You won't notice a difference.

    The two network cards would be used for linking 2 networks together and getting the box to act as a router between them.
  6. #4
  7. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Tequila, Jalisco, México
    Posts
    88
    Rep Power
    12
    as a router? how do i do that, im asking this in another topic:

    http://forums.devshed.com/t112307/s.html
  8. #5
  9. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    Devshed Regular (2000 - 2499 posts)

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    2,157
    Rep Power
    933
    You might want to investigate adapter teaming. This allows you to team the adapters as one virual device. This can double your bandwidth. I have intel cards in my servers and the teaming software comes with them.

    If you are connected to a hub there is no point in adapter teaming.

    Do a search at MS's web site Knowledge Base on server routing and ICS. Articles there will tell you how to setup routing.

IMN logo majestic logo threadwatch logo seochat tools logo