Is there a way to have two ethernet ports?

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  1. macfalcon macrumors newbie

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    Is there a way to have two ethernet ports on the mac mini? I want use a router with link aggregation to link aggregate two ethernet ports on the mac mini for more speed. So I'm wondering (1) is it possible to create a second NIC (USB?Firewire?) and if it is then (2) would these NICs be able utilize link aggregation?
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    The USB Ethernet adapter that Apple makes works fine on all USB 2.0, Leopard-running Macs. Would that work?
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    For (1), the comments on the page for the Apple USB Ethernet Adapter (an accessory for the Macbook Air) indicate it seems to work on other Macs (link may or may not work; you can search for it on Apple's store site).

    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?nplm=MB442Z/A

    For (2), here is Apple's note on how to set it up...

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.5/en/8921.html

    Also one on the specific protocol (LACP) used / required on Macs:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=304120
     
  4. macfalcon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This definitely looks like it would work. Thanks.
     

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