Two Ethernet ports, two ISPs

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Killerbob, May 25, 2010.

  1. Killerbob macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2008

    I always wondered what to use the second Ethernet port on my MP for:confused:

    However, now I have an idea; I have a company provided 10Mbit ADSL, and a private 50Mbit Cable connection. As both can be used at the same time, could I connect each into the MP, and be able to utilise the faster Cable connection for downloading, and then the slower ADSL for surfing, or another download?

    If this is possible, how would I effectively switch between the two? Also, I guess I also have a third network connection, namely the AirPort.

  2. Grimace macrumors 68040


    Feb 17, 2003
    with Hamburglar.
    Nope, you can use one ISP or the other. You can't combine them for faster speed.

    The ports can be used for a variety of purposes. One can be for an intranet and the other an internet (with controls on access).

    I use one to my ISP and the other for an iSCSI (using a Cat5 cable) to a Drobo.

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