Router that merges 2 connections?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by noodile, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. noodile macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2012
    Is there any decent router availbe in the market that can take 2 connections. lets say 8mbps each, and merge them into one 16 mbps connection?

    and if so, is there one with a modem in it since my adsl connection requires a modem.
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    Something like this will do the routing: You'd still need two modems.

    However, without coordination at the destination, you won't get double the speed to a single source device. If the two connections are through the same ISP, you could possibly get the proper configuration of two connections, combining the speed of each line (to 16mbps in this case), but it depends on the ISP and most likely comes with additional cost.

    There are also software solutions, which would require a computer with dual NICs.

    Otherwise (without the above coordination of the connections), you would end up with a robust 8mbps connection, so multiple users could share the lines and have more effective bandwidth than if they shared a single line - up to the max single line speed of 8mbps. Also, it would give you fail-over to maintain a connection should one line fail.
  3. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
  4. noodile thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2012
    Thanks guys appreciate it.

    Here in Egypt. You pay for speed, as well as bandwidth. unlimited packages are not standard and are very expensive. Usually you get limited packages of 20 or so gb. Higher packages cost an arm and a leg.
  5. HenryAZ macrumors 6502


    Jan 9, 2010
    South Congress AZ
    Another router option for this is Mikrotik. You won't see a 16Mbps single connection, but you will be able to make use of both 8Mbps connections simultaneously.

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